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Church Micro 12311...Stevington

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Hidden : 12/09/2018
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Church Micro 12311...Stevington

This cache has been placed to bring you to Church of St Mary the Virgin in Stevington.

The cache is not at the published coordinates, nor is it inside the churchyard.

Church of St Mary is a Grade I listed church in Stevington, Bedfordshire, England. It became a listed building on 13 July 1964. It is the Anglican parish church of Stevington, and is part of the Diocese of St Albans.

The first church on this site, as recorded, was started in about 880 AD and the tower is the surviving part of this; the rest of the building was added later, and completed in about 1480. The church underwent significant rebuilding in 1872, sponsored by the Duke of Bedford who was Patron until 1971.

It is believed that the body of Napoleon Bonaparte's valet from his exile on St Helena is buried in the churchyard, however, parish records are incomplete and the brick vault is too weathered for identification.

The interior of the church boasts some particularly intricate Tudor carved pew ends as well as a fine rood screen now moved to the tower

To find the cache you will need to visit the main gates by the end of the road. The gate has some nice ironwork on it which I will call crosses. There are a total of AB crosses on the top of the gate and C bigger crosses lower down. None are currently missing or broken. If any become missing or broken, please count them.

Use these values to calculate the final coordinates: N52 10.CBA W000 33.(C-1)AB

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Congratulations to Wismill on being First To Find.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va gur gbc yrsg, jurer vg hfrq gb or oynpx

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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