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Walpole St Andrew

The villages of Walpole St Andrew and Walpole St Peter are amalgamated under one parish council and are collectively known as Walpole. The 13th century church at Walpole St Peter is known as the 'Cathedral of the Fens' and is home to the popular and well supported annual flower festival. King John's Hole, a dank pool, is said to exist somewhere on the southern side of the King's Lynn to Long Sutton Road. This is alleged to be the hiding place of King John's treasure, lost when the king, his army and his baggage train were surprised by the tide as they set out across the Wash in 1216 on their way to Newark. Many people have searched, unsuccessfully, for the treasure. In the 1930s a group of Americans stayed in Dovecote House, opposite St Peter's church but they failed to find the treasure. A team from Nottingham University unearthed the causeway that was probably used, but again failed to find any treasure.

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