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A Fine Pair #712 ~ Puddington

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Hidden : 02/07/2019
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Number 712 in a series of caches where a red telephone box is in close proximity to a post box.

The only rules are that they have to be able to be photographed together, be not more than 100’ apart and the phone boxes have to be red.

Our first addition to The Fine Pair series, a regular feature of geocaching in Sussex.  This cache has a twin in Westmeston, East Sussex to honour the link!  The coordinates will take you to the village green.

Using the information from the Postbox number starting CH make the numbers ABCDE. Where N 53 15.(B-C).((E*D)-B).((C+D+A)-B) W 03 00.((A+B)/2).(B*2).(C+D-1) The phone box is now a library !

Mediaeval Potitone or Pudyngton was the original farmstead of the family of Pudds or Putta.  In the 11th century it was held by Hamon de Mascy (Massey) and remained in the Massey family (who were prominent Jacobites) until 1716.  Puddington Old Hall is an interesting survival of late mediaeval times.  The roughcast exterior of the house looks quite ordinary, although inside the courtyard the partial remains of an oaken gallery are revealed.  Internally, there are many old timbers and some old doors.  The house was surrounded by a moat, and a drawbridge remained until the 1840's.  



The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum but is now managed by mattd2k

If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own please do. I would just ask that you first visit to request a number to avoid any duplication

mattd2k also keeps a public Bookmark List of this series. Once your cache is published please contact him via to have yours added

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