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Robertsbridge is believed to date back to 1176 when a Cistercian Abbey was founded there. It is likely that Robertsbridge got its name from Latin translation of ‘Pons Roberti’, the name given to the first bridge built across the river Rother by the founding Abbot - Robert de St Martin.
The village of Robertsbridge lies in the parish of Salehurst and Robertsbridge in East Sussex, and the River Rother flows through it. A market charter was granted to Robertsbridge in the 13th century and the town prospered, and grew as shown by the number of surviving timber framed houses, the oldest dating back to 1390. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin is mentioned in the Domesday Book and lies across the valley in Salehurst, opposite the remains of Robertsbridge Abbey, which is privately owned.
In 1999, the Robertsbridge and Salehurst parish twinned with the town of St. Brice Courcelles in France. Robertsbridge is a busy village with many amenities, shops and pubs. The village no longer has so much traffic rushing through it as the A21 by-pass was built and completed in 1992. Robertsbridge has a station, with a good service on the main Hastings to London line.
Robertsbridge Hall provides a focal point for the local community. It is a spacious modern building offering versatile facilities for a variety of uses. In addition it provides a good sized lawn for outdoors activities.
The published coordinates are for the village hall car park, to find the cache you will have to solve the following;
Alongside the entrance path is a small plaque celebrating a birthday;
How old was Robertsbridge WI when the plaque was placed - AB
In what year was the birthday celebrated - CDEF
The cache can be found at;
N50 BA.EE(B+C) E000 C(A-E).(C+E)BD
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