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St. Alpheges Church (Canterbury)

St. Alpheges is one of the many historic churches in the ancient cathedral city of Canterbury.

It is situated in Palace Street, just outside the walls of Canterbury Cathedral.

The unusual dedication refers to Alphege, a 9th century Archbishop of Canterbury, who was stoned to death at Greenwich by Danish soldiers, after he had forbidden the citizens to raise money for his ransom.

The church was described as "ancient" in 1166. There are two gables facing the street, and knapped flint walls. The octagonal font is Perpendicular, and the font cover is 17th century.

Today, the church has been converted into a Urban Studies Centre.

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