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"That was £8,436 well spent, I think"

Mr Monkey in front of a gate at St Giles Mr Monkey looking up at St Giles spire

The church turned out to be St Giles-in-the-Field. Mr Monkey was impressed by the tower and the main gate. This church cost £8,436 and was opened in 1733, replacing a 1623 church that was damaged the Great Plague of 1665. The Great Plague started in St Giles' parish, and in one month there were 1391 burials, which, Mr Monkey thought, was probably enough to weaken any church.

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