St Wendreda's Church
11 Church St, March PE15 9PY, UK
About St Wendreda's Church
St Wendreda’s Church is the only known church to be dedicated to the saint, an Anglo Saxon princess who lived in March during the 7th century and who dedicated most of her life to ministry and healing. It was one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and also attracts a lot of tourists.
Attractions near St Wendreda's Church
The Ouse Washes form the largest area of washland in the UK. In winter it attracts thousands of ducks and whooper swans returning from Iceland, while the warmer spring months bring hundreds of snipe, lapwings, and redshanks to breed. The washlands were created 360 years ago to retain winter flood water from the Ouse and prevent it from flooding the valuable surrounding farmland, and it still performs this function today.
An elegant Georgian merchant's house on the North Brink of the River Nene, built-in 1722. It includes a museum room with displays on the Quaker banking family who lived in the house. There is also a handling collection and dressing-up clothes for children. The two-acre garden is regarded as one of the finest walled town gardens in the country which includes glasshouses, summerhouses, two pool gardens, over 70 species of roses, and a croquet lawn.
Clarkson Memorial in Wisbech is a roughly 68 feet high monument commemorating the notable and influential abolitionist Thomas Clarkson. He was a central figure in the campaign against the slave trade in the British empire and instrumental in forming the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The memorial consists of a statue mounted on a platform. Above this, rises a canopy, in the form of a spire.
The parish church of St Peter and St Paul, which dates from the Norman period which is the large and architecturally intelligent church which has a heavy tower over the north porch. It is an active parish church in the Diocese of Ely. The church was founded in the 12th century.
Wisbech and Fenland Museum one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom offering a wide range of ways to learn and engage with our collections. The collection includes geology, zoology, archaeology, fine and applied art, ethnography, local history, personalia (particularly 'Thomas Clarkson: Slavery and the slave trade'), coins, manuscripts, maps, books, and a temporary exhibition gallery.
The house where Oliver Cromwell and his family lived from 1636-1647 is an attractive half-timbered building that once served as the vicarage for nearby St Mary's Church. The house was built in the 13th century, and portions of that first structure survive in the east wing of the current house.
Where is St Wendreda's Church
Discover more attractions in Cambridgeshire, where St Wendreda's Church is located
The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round.