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VS #189a - Eltisley

A cache by ryo62 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/22/2019
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!).

A 5ml tube


The cache is not at the sign, get the info and work out the final coordinates...

Look at the plaque on the village sign, what is the date? Consider this ABth April CDEF.

The cache is at N52 13.(B-C)(A+F)F W000 08.A(F+F)(B+F)


The name 'Eltisley' hints at its origin as an Anglo-Saxon settlement among woodland. Eltisley (Hecteslei) is mentioned in the Domesday Book:

"In Longstow Hundred. The Canons of Bayeux hold 3 hides in Eltisley. Land for 9 ploughs. In lordship 1½ hides; 3 ploughs there; 6 villagers with 10 smallholders have 6 ploughs. 5 cottagers; 6 slaves. Meadow for 3 ploughs; woodland, 20 pigs. The total value is and always was £13. Earl Algar held this manor".

Eltisley has a large village green which was the junction of two ancient roads running from Cambridge to St Neots and from St Ives to Potton.

The church, St Pandionia (or Pandwyna), stands immediately west of the green and several buildings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries stand along its edge, suggesting that the green has been at the centre of the village for a long time.

In 1868 it was earmarked for parishioners' recreation and exercise and cricket is played there in summer. Eltisley Cricket Club was established in 1854 and a thatched pavilion stands on the village green.

The Prisoner episode, The Girl who was Death used this cricket green for filming.


The cache is a short walk/drive from the village sign, you'll need some info from it but you won't need to go climbing all over it!

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If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let SmokeyPugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

zntargvp. onfr bs oynpx zrgny pbeare cbfg

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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