St Mary, Rhuddlan

St Mary, Rhuddlan
Record Type:
Parish Church
Church code:
St Asaph
St Asaph

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in a Conservation Area

Buildings At Risk Status

On Buildings At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Buildings at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

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Summary Description

Robert of Rhuddlan built a motte and bailey castle here in 1079 at a time when his cousin Hugh of Avranches was earl of Chester and a Borough was established. The stone castle was part of the first wave of castles built by Edward I when he invaded Wales from Chester – it was linked to the sea by a wide canal. Edward’s Statute of Rhuddlan established the Welsh Counties of Anglesey, Caernarfon, Merioneth, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. The rest of Wales was in the hands of the Marcher Lords save for that which was left over which became Flintshire under the authority of the Justiciar of Chester. Reference The Encyclopaedia of Wales Buildings of Wales – Clwyd 2003

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

Church Website:
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Sources and Further Information

View information on worship and access at this church on the Church In Wales web site
RCAHMW (2004) Coflein [Digital Archive/Document]
CPAT (2016) Historic Environment Record [Digital Archive/Document]