Wicken Cambridgeshire

Wicken is a village situated north of Cambridge south of Ely sitting between Stretham in the west, Fordham in the east and Newmarket in the south east. Its is know for its sausages and Wicken Fen which is managed by the National Trust, (the fen not the sausages).

Wicken-1 - St Laurance Church

St Laurence Church

The church of St Laurence is on the outskirts of the village to the west and is the last resting place of Henry Cromwell and his wife.

Wicken-3 - St Laurance Church

St Laurence Church

Henry was the fourth son of Oliver Cromwell, he retired first to Chippenham where his father in law was a MP on the restoration of Charles II. In his final years he acquired Spinney Abbey on the outside of Wicken.

Wicken-2 - St Laurance Church

St Laurence Church

There is a legend that says Charles Stuart visited Henry while horse racing at Newmarket but most historians say this is most unlikely. Henry Cromwell died in 1674 and there is a commeration slab in the church which belies the powerful man resting below.

Views Near Wicken Cambridgeshire England


 

3 thoughts on “Wicken Cambridgeshire

  1. Jane Adams

    The pictures of St. Laurence Church are beautiful, I was so pleased to find them. Are your photos copyrighted or might I use one of the church on my tress on Ancestry?

    Reply
    1. James P Miller Post author

      Dear Jane

      Thank you for your comments, I am glad you like the Photos. Please feel free to use any of the church photos for your project. If you have difficulty downloading the photo from the web site let me know and I can forward you a copy via Email.

      Regards

      James

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