Roethe, J., (2014). Friends Meeting House, Wisbech, historic building record. London: Architectural History Practice Ltd.

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Friends Meeting House, Wisbech, historic building record
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Architectural History Practice Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1037887
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The meeting house has high heritage value as a purpose-built mid-nineteenth-century meeting house with historic fittings, an earlier burial ground and strong connections to the local Peckover family. Evidential value: The meeting house was built on the site of two cottages dating back to at least 1711. Below the elders' bench are reputedly two eighteenth-century burials. The burials in the attached burial ground are largely undisturbed. The site has high evidential value. Historical value: The burial ground and the 1850s building have strong links to the prominent Peckover family. The meeting house was erected by Algernon Peckover and several family members are buried there. Another important burial is that of Jane Stuart, illegitimate daughter of James II. The meeting house has high historical value, due to these associations. Aesthetic value: In keeping with Quaker principles, the meeting house is a plain, but attractive building, and retains a good set of benches and panelling. The exterior and the interior were slightly altered in the 1970s. The building has high aesthetic value. Communal value: The meeting house is primarily a place of worship. It is also used by local community groups and is occasionally open to the public, in conjunction with the National Trust's Peckover House. Due to the Peckover connection and the building's position in a famous streetscape, the meeting house features prominently in the collective memory and identity of local residents and visitors. The meeting house is of high communal value.
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J Roethe
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Architectural History Practice Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cambridgeshire Historic Environment Record (OASIS Reviewer)
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2014
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Site: Friends Meeting House, North Brink
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE
District: FENLAND
Parish: WISBECH
Country: England
Grid Reference: 545822, 309625 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: NONE None
Monus: FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND Post Medieval
Monus: FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: architec1-231574
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01 Feb 2018
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