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Church Micro 12854...Taunton - St James

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Hidden : 08/11/2019
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


The Church of St James is a Church of England parish church in Taunton, Somerset, England. It dates from the early 14th century, although an earlier church, associated with Taunton Priory, was located on the same site in the 10th century. The church is dedicated to St. James the Greater. It is a Grade II* listed. The Church backs onto the Somerset County Ground and forms a familiar backdrop to the Cricket Ground.

The waggon roof  above the Nave and North aisle is medieval. the South aisle and the South porch were rebuilt between 1836 and 1837, with the 111 feet (34m) west tower following in the 1870s and the chancel being rebuilt in 1884. The font dates from the 15th century and the pulpit from 1633. There are fragments of 15th century stained glass in the West end. Other stained glass is from Clayton and Bell in the 19th century.

The iron railings around the churchyard are from the early 19th century


The Headline Coords will bring you to the South Side of the Church where you will find your first location to gather information.


Here you will find a covered walkway in the walkway there are iron crosses atop the railings how many are there in total = A

How many Crosses are atop the Gate at the end of the walkway = B


Now you will need to walk towards the West Door on the way you will see a wooden door on the South Side that has a Rose Window Above it, How many petals = C


On the South Side of the Tower there are 2 statues either side of a window how many other windows can you see = D


Continue to the West Entrance and to the Left of the Entrance you will see some bike stands. How many are there  = E


Now all you need to do is a little calculation and a short walk to find the cache 

N 51° 01.(D+E-C)(E-B)B’ W 003° 05.(C+B)(A-E)(D+B)


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Yrsg bs tngr, Tebhaq Yriry ng raq bs envyvat arne jnyy

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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