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History of Church of St Andrew, Wickmere

Church of St Andrew, Wickmere is in Wickmere.

Monument to William Dix and wife at Church of St Andrew, Wickmere with kneeling figures. Ionic columns, strapwork around coat of arms, panels with raised shields.

. Founded in Saxon times; Saxon round tower. Church of St Andrew, Wickmere rebuilt around 1400.

On Sunday after the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 1453, and proved 8th of April, 1454; Roger Harsick -1453 desires to be buried in the chancel of South-acre; bequeaths to the fraternity of St. Mary at Dunham 6s. 8d. to the churches of Wickmere and Calthorp, 13s. 4d. to Edmund his brother 5 marks, and to the Lady Margaret Harsyk his sister a legacy.

On 19 Nov 1698 Henry Spelman of Wickmere 1629-1698 (69) died. On 02 Sep 1729 Margaret Spelman 1648-1729. Monument and chest tomb in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere.

On 05 Feb 1757 Horatio Walpole 1st Baron Walpole 1678-1757 (78) died at Wickmere. On 21 Dec 1764 William Walpole 1756-1764 (8) died. Grave slab in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere.

In 1650. Unknown Painter. Portrait of unknown person previously believed to be Horatio Walpole 1st Baron Walpole 1678-1757.

On 09 Jun 1760 Elizabeth Vanneck 1730-1760 (30) died. She was buried in the Church of St Andrew, Wickmere on 17 Jun 1760.

On 18 Apr 1765 Henry Spelman 1719-1765 died in Calcutta whilst working for the East India Company. His remains were brought to England by Peter Downes. He was buried in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere.

On 15 Jun 1766 Mary Walpole 1725-1766 (41) died. She was buried at the Church of St Andrew, Wickmere on 15 Jun 1766.

On 01 Apr 1876 Frederick Walpole 1822-1876 (53) died. He was buried at St Andrew's Church, Kingsbury. Memorial in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere. Note the memorial incorrectly describes his father as 7th rather than 3rd Earl Orford.

On 20 May 1893 Horatio Corbin Walpole 1891-1893 died. Monument in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere.

On 09 Apr 1918 Lieutenant Horatio Spencer Walpole 1881-1918 (36) was killed in action. Memorial in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere.

On 27 Sep 1931 Robert Walpole 5th Earl Orford 1854-1931 (77) died. Monument in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere sculpted by Esmond Burton Sculptor 1886-1964 (45). The stone brought from St Paul's Island in the Pacific where HMS Magaera in which the Eal of Orford served as a midshipman was wrecked in 1871. Armorials include impaled . Motto fari quae sentiat. Saracen's Head Crest.

William Spelman was born to Henry Spelman of Wickmere 1629-1698. A William Spelman is described as Henry's heir on Henry's memorial in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere.