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“Wealth of history in Wisbech Quaker Meeting House”

Friends Meeting House
Reviewed 14 February 2017

In an open position on the tidal River Nene sits a well documented Georgian terrace of individually styled buildings including the historic Quaker Meeting House where Sunday Worship has taken place continually for 350 years. It sports an interesting Friends Burial Ground, from the local philanthropic family of Peckovers who with others started Banking as we know it today and Jane Stuart, the illegimate daughter of James 2nd.

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Reviewed 14 September 2015

The Friends Meeting House is two doors away from Peckover House. It was largely funded by the Peckovers in the 1800's. The garden at the rear of the house is now a garden of remembrance with the most notable being Jane Stewart one of the daughters of James II

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Reviewed 14 September 2014

Visited the property during the Heritage Weekend. The meeting room had an excellent set of display boards about the activities of the Friends during the World Wars and other conflicts. The garden contains a number of headstones of graves of the Peckovers and other 'Quakers' including that of Jane Stuart a daughter of King James 11 of England.
A corner of the garden has been planted in memory of the botanical work of many friends.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I visited this property during a 'Heritage day' and it was well worth the visit. The story of 'Princess Jane' ('natural' daughter of James II) was really interesting and her beautifully tended grave in the stunning little garden was wonderful to see with its very old box hedge inscription. I don't know how often it is open, but the people are lovely, the building is great and the history is fascinating. Yet another wonderful building on the North Brink.

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

This Meeting House on the North Brink was built by Algernon Peckover. Behind it is the small graveyard where members of the Peckover family are buried. Another grave is that of Jane Stuart (an illegitimate daughter of James II) who to lived in Wisbech and died in 1742, aged 88.
The house is a nice looking addition to the Brink.

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