St Giles PChurch, 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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  • August 12, 2017
    Well worth taking the time to see this church, listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. Interesting architecture and a profound sense of history abounds. Good to see that this is a place of freque...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    This is a lovely Church to visit while in Wrexham, really friendly knowledgeable ladies in there flower arranging when I went & told me about the history of the church. Enjoyed my visit a lot.  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    If you're in Wrexham take a look at this beautiful church, steeped in history with connections back to Tudor times and before  more »
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  • May 12, 2017
    Beautiful church and great music venue!
  • May 10, 2017
    Lovely church
  • March 20, 2017
    Stunning!
  • December 9, 2013
    looking forward too hear my little girl sing in her choir tonight xx
  • November 29, 2013
    great church and yard

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