Martin Nicholson's Cemetery Project

St Mary, Chirk, Wrexham

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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.

Aged 102.

Aged 107.

George Stokes died of enteric fever in South Africa during the Boer War.

"Upholsterers of this parish".

Aged 103.

Aged 100.

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.