St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn, London UK

St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn, London UK

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St. Sepulchre's is the largest parish church in the City of London, and known as the National Musicians' Church. It was badly damaged by the Great Fire of London in 1666, leaving only the outer walls, the tower and the porch standing. The church is the final resting place of Captain John Smith, first Governor of Virginia, USA, who was buried in the church in 1633. A drinking fountain with two cups on chains can be found set into the railings of the church. This was London’s very first public drinking fountain erected in 1859 to provide free drinking water and thus discourage alcohol. St Sepulchre is one of the "Cockney bells" of London, named in the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons as the "bells of Old Bailey".
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