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This impressive Grade I listed building features important funerary monuments to the Myddelton Family, former owners of Chirk Castle, and the Trevor family, the former chief local landowners. It is partly built on 11th-century Norman foundations, the north aisle and tower being constructed later around 1475. The unusual layout is double-aisled, with no distinct chancel and only a small sanctuary. Much of the interior, especially the south aisle, is dominated by carved memorials, principally to the Myddelton family.
This is the first time I have seen a breast-feeding Mother on a memorial inside a church.
Two impressive memorials to members of the Myddelton family.
George Stokes died of enteric fever in South Africa during the Boer War.
"Upholsterers of this parish".
A lovely three-dimensional engraving of a young child.
Terry Tyler died while serving with the Royal Air Force.
Edward Owen lost his life in a colliery explosion.
This three-dimesional representation of the 2nd Lord Trevor is of a superb quality.
A "Heart Shrine" is used to mark the place where the heart of a English knight killed overseas was laid to rest.
Martin Nicholson - Shropshire, United Kingdom.
This page was last updated on September 2nd 2014.