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Did you know that the chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall in Bradwell, Essex is probably the oldest extant church in all England – built in about 660AD using the handy stones and tiles of the Roman shore fort there. Its founder was Northumbrian monk Cedd, brother of St Chad, sent by King Oswy of Northumbria to Sigbert, the East Saxon king at the recently converted latter’s request.

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