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Lactodorum: It has been pointed out that the cache is on private property and the landowner is not pleased. He has removed the cache so please do not attempt to find it. If the cache owner can contact me I will forward details. Thanks.


The Physician's Stone

A cache by The Hole-in-the-wall Gang Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/11/2004
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is an offset Multicache and you will have to pick up a couple of virtual clues before finding the cache. It is located near the Village of Nether Wallop in Hampshire.

To find the cache you must visit an unusual stone which has been the resting place of Dr Francis Douce since 1760. Nearby in the grounds of St Andrews church are the two virtual clues that you need.

First find the stone inscription shown in the photograph below.

The date that you will find is ABCD. As digit C is a little hard to read, this is not required to locate the cache.

Secondly look for a plate that mentions the mysterious Mrs 'R', when was she born ? The date is EFGH.

The cache can be found at;

N 51° 07.(D+A)(G-E)(D)'

W 001° 33.(F)(H+A)(G-B)'

The cache is within walking distance (0.9km round trip) and can be approached by two routes, if you take the lower route via the mill pond then you will need a pair of wellies. Either way, there may be nettles.

There is parking for several cars near the church but this is likely to be busy during church services in which case you will need to seek an alternative spot towards the village. The Church which is built on Anglo-Saxon foundations dating from the early 11th century is well worth a visit and you can see a portion of an origonal Anglo-Saxon painting.

We hope that you enjoy the nice countryside around this area. If you are in need of refreshments then a suitable watering hole can be found at N 51° 07.600 W 01° 34.444.

Geocache Handicap Ratings

G:UK cache rating

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pyhr bar vf ba gur abegu fvqr bs gur puhepu. Pyhr gjb vf ba n orapu fbhgu jrfg bs gur fgbar. Gur pnpu vf uvqqra haqre n ohaqyr bs vil fgrzf arkg gb n ynetr snyyra gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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