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VS#1523 Starston

A cache by rustyhammer Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/19/2018
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!).

 

The following information was taken from Wikipedia. Starston is a small village in Norfolk. It covers an area of 9.02 km2 (3.48 sq mi) and had a population of 321 in 123 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 331 at the 2011 Census.[2] The Starston sign features a wind pump that was used to transport water from the Beck river up to Starston Place, which was demolished during the early 1900s. The wind pump can still be seen from the roadside. Between 1856 and 1866, it had its own railway station on the Waveney Valley Line before it was shut to passenger trains through lack of usage. Freight and passenger through trains continued until the Beeching axe fell in the 1960s. The village had a pub called "The Gate" until the 1950s. This was turned into a shop, which closed in 1984. The pub sign still exists and is owned by local residents. The village school closed in 1968. Most village children now attend schools in the town of Harleston, about 1 mile (1.6 km) away. In 2010, Starston villagers purchased Glebe Meadow in the heart of the village and converted it into a public space with attractive views of the church.

I would recommend parking on Church Hill on the side of road next to the Church and most definitely walking to the final location as the road is narrow and fairly busy most of the time. There is also no parking at the final. After you have you're final co-ordinates head along Low Road and all will become clear.

This cache is a simple two part multi due to the close proximity of the Church Micro and wind pump caches. At the posted co-ordinates, opposite the sign you should find some gates. Remade in loving memory of James Newby ABCD-EFGH. 

 

The cache can be found at 

N52 CH (H+C)A(G-H)

E001 A(G-C) E(B-D)(D+A+C)


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.

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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