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St Andrew’s Chesterton
History of St Andrew's Chesterton
A church has existed at this site since at least Norman times. A detailed history is available here:
The church has famous 15th century wall painting called ‘The Doom Painting’.
The Doom Painting
It is also famous for its association with Olaudah Equiano, a slave from Nigeria who eventually bought his freedom and came to England where he wrote about his experiences.
There is an interesting memorial to his daughter, Anna Maria Vassa who died in 1797 aged four just by the entrance to the church.
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