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Did you know that All Saints in Maldon has the only triangular church tower in Britain? The decidedly strange late-Norman design is topped incongruously with a hexagonal spire. Various suggestions have been made to explain the triangular form: the need to fit in with the adjoining roadways; a French influence; that it's a symbolic reflection of the Trinity; and we should not forget that maybe it seemed like a good idea in the pub.

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John Strutt - Lord Rayleigh
Thomas Plume

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