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14. TICKENCOTE (Rutland). St. Peter’s (1130-1150), famous throughout England for its magnificent Norman chancel arch, was restored by Eliza Wingfield, who rests together with Grace Wingfield, author of “Our Past”  and a key researcher for Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt, for his “Muniments of the Ancient Saxon Family of Wingfield” [1894, reprinted 1987 by the WFS], beside the path at the east end of the church. St. Peter’s contains a Wingfield-Johnson hatchment, a Wingfield memorial window, a Wingfield memorial and a 1513 inscription from Letheringham. The Wingfields have been Lords of the Manor here since 1594. Many were buried in the Wingfield Chapel - which is believed to lie now under the south path and between the path and the church. These included the grandfather, Sir John Wingfield, in 1632, and great grandfather, also Sir John Wingfield, in 1626, of Thomas Wingfield of York River, Virginia (fl. 1680).