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St Giles Church, Wrexham

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St Giles' Church is the parish church of Wrexham, Wales, and is a Grade 1 listed building, described by Simon Jenkins as "the glory of the Marches". At 180-feet long, it is the largest mediaeval Parish Church in Wales. Since 2012, its interior has been re-ordered to include a remodelling of the Chancel as St David's Chapel, and its north aisle is the home of the regimental chapel of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (now part of the Royal Welsh). The core of present building dates from the 14th century, although it was extensively remodelled in the later 15th century by Thomas, Lord Stanley and his wife Lady Margaret Beaufort (mother of King Henry VII) both of whom are depicted on corbels either side of the chancel arch. In this depiction, Stanley has a crown, but donkey's ears.Seven Wonders of WalesThe church's tower is traditionally one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, which are commemorated in an anonymously written rhyme: Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple, Snowdon's mountain without its people,Overton yew trees, St Winefride wells, Llangollen bridge and Gresford bells.'' The church's tower is mistakenly called a "steeple" in the rhyme. The iconic tower can be seen for many miles around as the tallest building in the town and is a local landmark.
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  • We walked to it this evening. Many bars right outside it's gate. It was locked for the evening. Amazing structure! Would have loved to walk around the grounds to see Yale's grave but will have to do i...  more »
  • I attended a christening here and have also visited on two other occasions to look around. The church itself is stunning both on the outside and the inside. Spacious with good facilities and pleasant ...  more »
  • Town has lots nice shops, car parking was easy to find. This is the first time I had visited the town since my childhood over 50 years.  more »
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  • Beautiful church and great music venue!
  • Lovely church
  • Stunning!
  • looking forward too hear my little girl sing in her choir tonight xx
  • great church and yard