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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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  • Described as one of the gems of Wales, St Giles is an example of architecture that is a pure joy. Standing proudly in the heart of Wrexham, St Giles is a must see attraction in this part of the countr...  more »
  • A magnificent Church with loads of history. The volunteers are very helpful and will answer any questions you may have. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Historic church, which was not only beautiful from the outside but also inside. Well worth the visit!  more »
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  • looking forward too hear my little girl sing in her choir tonight xx
  • great church and yard
  • beautiful church