N 50° 59.076' W 00° 36.422' (WGS84)
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Location: United Kingdom > Surrey, East and West Sussex
Cache type: Virtual Cache
Size: No container
Status: Ready for search
Date hidden: 23 January 2010
Date created: 23 January 2010
Last modified: 23 January 2010
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The notorious Petworth House of Correction was built in the late 18th century to deliver 'short sharp shocks' of hard labour and solitary confinement to petty criminals. The building no longer exists but if you look on the wall of the parking bay next to the disused Court House you will see re-used bricks inscribed with the names of prisoners.
To log this cache you will need, as the password, the year which is clearly carved into one of the bricks.
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22 June 2013 mirabilos Found it
25 June 2010 Amberel Found it
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." This paraphrases my opinion of virtual caches, though "to the death" may be a bit too strong .
I don't really like them very much for myself, but I'm pleased that OpenCaching is flexible enough to accomodate them. And I found this one (and two other virtuals) today really just in support of OpenCaching.
For quite some time I thought I would have to DNF it. There were 2 cars parked in the parking area, obscuring parts of the walls and making me nervous about hanging round for too long in very close proximity to them. And one of the 3 walls was partly covered in a large "For Sale" notice - pessimistically I thought it likely that it was covering the required date.
Then I found some badly carved dates that were difficult to make out and gave ambiguous results. I didn't know if these were the required ones or not - the cache page says "clearly carved", but who knows what aother's opinion of "clearly" might be?
But then I found the right one, and yes, it was clear .
Thanks for the cache,Rgds, Andy