|A picture which is rather more artistic than allowing the detail of the church to be observed! It is taken looking down Clements Lane (northwards).|
St Edmund the King was built by Sir Christopher Wren.
It has a tower of Portland stone topped by an unusual lead lantern and spire. The church is unusual as it runs from south to north rather than east to west. The altar is at the north end
Edmund was born in Saxony around 840 and became the King of East Anglia in 855. In 870 he was defeated by invading Danes and was martyred when he refused to renounce his Christian faith.
Around the end of the 13th century there was reference to 'St Edmund towards Garcherche' (Grasschurch) which referred to the fact that a market existed in the area for the sale of hay, herbs and vegetables.
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