Plaque: Earl St Germans
Erection date: 19/4/1880
This stone was laid by the Earl St Germans on the festival of St Alphege Anno Domini 1880.
The feast of St Alphege is 19 April, which in 1880 was a Monday. He was Archbishop of Canterbury 1006-12. Captured by Vikings and killed for refusing to be ransomed. (We are surprised that the Vikings were polite enough to ask for his permission.)
Site: St Alphege church (1 memorial)
SE1, King James Street
We believe this stone is the foundation stone of St Alphege church. Not intended as a memorial but with the church lost and this stone retained, that is what is has become.