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St. Alfege`s Church (Greenwich)

St. Alfege`s Church is the main church in the historic town of Greenwich in Greater London.

It is situated in Greenwich High Road.

The dedication is to St. Alfege, the Archbishop of Canterbury who died when pelted by ox bones by drunken 11th century Danes at a feast.

The church was one of the first under the Fifty New Churches Act of 1711, and its architect was Nicholas Hawksmoor. It has an impressive East front complete with a Doric portico.

In a previous church on the site, Henry VIII was baptised and both Thomas Tallis and General Wolfe were buried.

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