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Aegalward at rest - AD 994

Hidden : 01/29/2005
1.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A cache and dash with easy parking. An offset cache set in the peaceful grounds of St.Mary's Church, Stratfield Mortimer, the final resting place of Aegalward.

Stratfield Mortimer was named, in Saxon times, after the Strad-Feld or “Street-Field”, the open land around the Devil’s Highway, the Roman road from London to Silchester. There is an extremely rare Saxon tombstone in the parish church. It reads:

"On 8th before Kalends of October, Aegalward son Kypping was laid in this place. Blessed be he who prays for his Soul. Toki wrote this".

Aegalward is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in AD 994. He was a historian, a translator of the chronicle and a man of influence. Kypping, his father, was Lord of the Manor of Stratfield Mortimer. Toki was a wealthy courtier in Canute’s Reign.

Further information about this ancient village can be seen at the Royal Berkshire History website.

You are looking for a black round container.

The co-ordinates shown above will take you to the lychgate. Enter the churchyard and follow the right hand path to the back of the church where you will find a name plate attached to a wooden bench. From the name plate find make a note of the years Cyril Jewell was born and died.

He was born on 9 January 18AB, and died on 8 February 19CD.

The cache can be found at N51 22.(AB+196) W001 02.(CD+473).

Finally, don't forget to search out Aegalward's resting place.

Good luck with your quest!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Sebz gur fjvat tngr xrrc ba tbvat. Oruvaq gur boivbhf bowrpg nebhaq fubhyqre urvtug.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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