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VS#1584 New Barn

A cache by 1260rjc Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/07/2019
1 out of 5
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The co-ords are for the New Barn Village sign and not the cache itself. In order to find the cache solve the simple puzzle below.

New Barn is a compact residential area surrounded by open fields which lies four miles southwest of Gravesend. It is in the local government district of Dartford. New Barn is larger in population than Longfield, although has little in the way of services, being a recent development and purely residential in nature.

Historically New Barn was divided between the parishes of Southfleet, Longfield and Northfleet. In the centre of New Barn lies New Barn House, a 16th-century timber framed building, which became a Grade II listed building in 1982. On 19th century maps this was shown as New Barn Farm. Much of the grounds (including the well have been sold and developed as the residential cul-de-sac of Bentley Close.

According to the Kent (District Boundaries) Order 1987 the population of the part of New Barn formerly in Gravesham was 775, while the population of the part already in Dartford was 1,920. New Barn is on a hill, height 303 ft. on the north side of the dry valley of Longfield.

The cache can be found at:

N51 23. Centenary that New Barn House built, times 3, plus 5
E0 17. New Barn population in 1987 (Gravesham part), plus 69

This is believed to be the first 4.5T village sign and, although not too difficult to get to, please be careful.

About Village Sign Caches


This cache belongs to the Village Sign Series, a series of caches based on ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (generally on the village green!).

The signs can be made of different materials from fibreglass to wood, from forged steel to stone. They can depict anything from local industry to historical events. The tradition probably started in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so we thought we would base a series on them!

More information, bookmarks and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website

If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do.
I would ask that you request a number for your cache first at
so we can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Hc lrj tb!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)