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Cippenham Moat (a.k.a. Slough's first cache)

A cache by Cryptik Souls Crew Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/19/2005
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

We decided Slough needed a cache, and to prove its not all about dreary buildings and incompetent paper merchants we thought you might like to see some local history.

Artist's impression of Cippenham Palace

This cache is set close to Cippenham Moat, earthworks which are believed to have surrounded a 13th century moated house known as Cippenham Palace. No evidence of buildings remain, but the moat is clearly evident and also appears on OS maps of the area.

To complete this cache you need to visit the information sign which is located at the co-ordinates at the top of the page. Some simple arithmetic will then give you the final co-ordinates of the geocache. The sign is sited within the moat area. Although open to the public please be aware this site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and as such is protected by law, please ensure you respect the site and don't forget to cache in trash out!

The cache is close to, but not within the area of the moat. To reveal its location you must, from the following co-ordinates, subtract the year in which Richard, Earl of Cornwall gained manorial rights in Cippenham from the Northing co-ordinate and subtract the year he spent his honeymoon at the manor from the Easting co-ordinate:

N51 31.642 W000 38.968

The site is very close to Asda, so parking should not be a problem, please take care when retrieving and hiding the cache though as the area can be busy.

View of Windsor Castle from near the cache

View of Windsor Castle from near the cache

You are visitor number since 9th July 2005

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs gerr arne ubyyl ohfu

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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