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VS#1594 Catherington

A cache by jdherriven Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/23/2019
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Near the posted coordinates once stood an outhouse which contained a rare man-operated treadmill mentioned in a Deed of 1692 as the ‘Great Wheeled Well’. This was used to raise water, in a tapered bucket, containing about 5 gallons, from a depth of some 350 feet, which would have taken about 10 minutes to hoist.

You will not find the cache at the posted coordinates, however you will find a commemorative village sign featuring the iconic ‘Great Wheel’ as a motif, which was erected in 1989 from funds raised by the ‘All Saints Friendship Group’ at a Village Festival in 1988. It is now in the ownership of Horndean Parish Council. A time capsule from 1989 lies buried at its foot.

The original wheel is now restored and features in the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum at Singleton near Chichester.

The Cache:

Attatched to the village sign you will find a small plaque. On the plaque you will find a date. Label the date AB/CD/EFGH. The cache can then be found at:

N50 55.(D/A)(G-E)C

W001 00.(B+E)(F-A)(H-B+A+E)

The checksum for all 15 digits = 47

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

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svaq gur fgnpx bs pubccrq gehaxf

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)