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Church Micro 12924...Soulbury

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Hidden : 09/19/2019
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


All Saints Church, Soulbury

The earliest mention of the church of Soulbury occurs in 1231. The church of All Saints is an edifice of stone, chiefly of the Decorated period, with Perpendicular alterations and additions, and consists of a chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells and an ancient sanctus bell: the whole of the fabric was restored in 1863. 

The walls are of red sandstone rubble almost entirely covered with plaster and rough-cast, and the dressings are of sandstone repaired with Roman cement. The chancel, north aisle and porch have angle buttresses, and the nave and aisles plain parapets. The chancel roof is tiled, the remaining roofs being covered with lead.

The original church consisted of a chancel with an aisleless nave. About the middle of the 14th century the chancel was rebuilt and aisles were added to the old nave. In the next century new windows were inserted in the south aisle and the south porch was built. Early in the 16th century, probably soon after the grant of the church to Woburn Abbey, the arcades of the nave were rebuilt and the north aisle was extended westward, the west tower and the clearstory were built, and new roofs were given to the nave and aisles. A former north porch existed, the line of the roof being visible over the north doorway of the aisle. In 1863 the church was restored.

The cache

The cache is not at the published coordinates. At these coordinates you should find yourself just inside the main entrance to the church yard where you will find 2 plaques, one on a bench and the other at a tree. You will use these to find the cache. 

From the plaque on the bench you will get the following dates- ABCD-E0F1

From the plaque by the tree you will get the following date G0HJ

Using these digits you will find the cache at: N51 56 (C-D)(B-A)(Ex3) W000 43 F(H+J)G.

The cache is not in the churchyard, but a short walk away.

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For full information on how you can expand the Church Micro series by sadexploration please read the Place your own Church Micro page before you contact him at churchmicro.co.uk

See also the Church Micro Statistics and Home pages for further information about the series.
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs cbfgf

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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