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VS#1485 Compton, Surrey

A cache by SophieBrown Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/22/2018
1.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Compton is a small village with a big heart lying in a valley below the Hog's Back southwest of Guildford. It has a long history and has seen changes to the use of its buildings over the years but many old houses still exist. It includes places of note such as a famous art gallery and the Grade 1 listed Watts Cemetery Chapel (only one of the 31 listed buildings in the village), as well as a horse sanctuary.

The village has a strong community spirit and its residents work together supporting several good causes. It lies in beautiful countryside but is easily accessible.

Compton was the home of Victorian artists George Frederic Watts and his wife Mary Fraser-Tytler, who designed the chapel. Recently (from the time this cache was placed) the village commissioned a village sign, using a design by Mary Fraser-Tytler in her distinctive Art Nouveau style as seen in the Watts Chapel.

You will find the village sign at the coordinates given. While admiring its artistry you will need to collect the following information from one of the sides of the sign (the sides are identical for our purposes).

Number of trefoils/shamrock shapes on the sign = A

Number of times the word 'peace' appears on the sign = B

Number of olives to the left of 'peace' = C

Number of olives to the right of 'peace' = D

Coordinates of the cache are as follows: N 51° 12.D(C-B)B • W 000° 37.(A+B)(D-A)(C-B)

If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N fznyy fvyire ovfba gvrq gb n yvggyr gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)