St. Alkmund's Church Whitchurch - England

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bevoarchitect on January 22, 2012

St. Alkmund’s, named for Alcmund of Derby, was founded in 912. This church was built of white stone, giving the name to the town. In 1296, the first rector was instituted. In 1403 following his death at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Sir Henry Percy (Hotspur) was temporarily buried in the church. On 31 July 1711, the central tower of the medieval church, which dated from the 15th century, collapsed and the church had to be completely rebuilt. The foundation stone was laid on 27 March 1712 and the present church was consecrated on 8 October 1712.

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