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All Hallows by the Tower is the oldest church in the city, founded by Abbey of Barking in 675 AD.
All Hallows by the Tower is the oldest church in the city, founded by Abbey of Barking in 675 AD. Located next to the Tower of London, it was a temporary burial site for bodies beheaded on the Tower Hill, some of whom were Thomas More, Bishop John Fisher and Archbishop Laud. All Hallows survived the Great Fire of London through the efforts of Admiral Penn, and was the place where his diaryist friend Samuel Pepys penned his observations of the inferno.
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