The name or dedication of the church.
This identifies the church type. Most churches are parish churches which means they serve a specific parish or area. Other types such as chapel, daughter and mission are mostly historic designations as many are now also parish churches. Please note that former churches are no longer used for worhsip and may be in private ownership.
A unique identification number given to every church.
The name of the diocese in which the church is located.
The name of the archdeaconry in which the church is located.
This is the legal name of the parish as given by the Church Commissioners.
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There are 3 levels of listing: Grade I, II* & II. The majority of buildings which are of special interest are Grade II. A much smaller number of particularly important buildings are listed as Grade II*. Buildings of exceptional interest (approx 2% of the total number of listed buildings) are Grade I.
Ancient monuments and archaeological remains of national importance are protected by law. Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service is responsible for compiling a schedule (list) of these ancient monuments, some of which can be found in churches and churchyards. Examples can include churchyard crosses and the archaeological remains of previous churches or buildings on the site.
There are three National Parks in Wales: Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons. These protect 20 percent of the land in Wales, including precious landscapes, habitats, villages and heritage sites.
There are over 500 conservation areas in Wales. They are designated by local planning authorities for their special architectural and historic interest.
The Buildings at Risk register is managed by Cadw (the Welsh Government’s historic environment service) in order to identify the number and type of listed buildings at risk in Wales.
It is often extremely difficult to determine a precise date of construction for a church as many have been extensively altered over time. Church Heritage Cymru therefore shows a date range within which a church is believed to have been constructed. The dates are as follows: Early Medieval (pre 1066), Medieval (post 1066 to 1540), Post Medieval (1540 to 1837), Victorian/Pre WWI (1837 to 1914) and Modern (post 1914).
This is a very brief summary of the church's main features. More detailed nformation can be found in the other fields and pages (tabs) in this database.
Useful information is displayed here for people wishing to visit the church. This may include things like opening hours, catering & toilet facilities, parking, etc.
If the church has its own website the details will be displayed here.
Any further sources of information for the church will be listed here (eg. links to other historic databases).
This is the Ordnance Survey (OS) reference for the location of the church. Some locations will be approximate as this data is continuously being refined and updated.
This is the name of the Local Authoirity within which the church is located.
This describes how the church relates to its immediate and wider environment, sometimes called its setting. It describes how the church contributes to its landscape or townscape and how these things collectively contribute to the character of the area.
Hawarden is situated on the Wrexham to Queensferry road the A550 at its junction with the Chester to Northop Road B5125. Wrexham is 18km to the south, Northop is 7.5km to the northwest, Queensferry is 3km to the north and Chester is about 12km to the east.
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This is a description of the ground plan of the church.
If known, the dimensions (measurements) of the church ground plan will be displayed here.
If the footrprint (area) of the church is known, it will be displayed here.
A description of the history and archaeology of the church and its site.
The church is the work of John Buckler and Dates from 1843. It is significant for the interior stencilled and painted decoration the work of the curate (priest-in-charge), the Revd J E Troughton between 18432 and 1864. Troughton’s work was to the designs of R P Pullan, the brother-in-law of William Burgess and includes copies of scenes, the work of Fredrich Overbeck: ‘Expulsion from Eden’, ‘Scenes from the Life of Our Lord’, ‘The last Judgement’ ‘Christ in Glory’ - over the chancel arch and over the east window ‘Christ’s Baptism’. A fire damaged the roof in the 1970s and was restored by Robert Heaton in 1979-80. The church architecture shows an early adoption of the style of Pugin and the Ecclesiological movement. Some of the work has suffered from over painting.
Buildings of Wales– Clwyd 2003
Cadw Listing Notice 18470
A description of the exterior of the church and the main features of the churchyard.
This is a Gothic Revival church with detail in the Early English style. It was built usings coursed dress stone beneath a slate roof with crucifix gables to the nave and chancel. There is a west tower with a church entrance in its west face, an aisleless nave and a lower chancel and attached to the chancel on the southern side is an octagonal vestry.
Buildings of Wales – Clwyd 2003
Cadw Listing Notice 18470
Information about any noteable architects, artists, people, or events associated with the church.
Information about any important features and building fabric.
If known, a list of the church's major building material/s will be displayed here.
Any renewable energy systems the church is using will be listed here.
This section gives a general description of the interior of the church. Further details of any important internal fixtures and fittings will be listed below.
There is a stone west gallery with five open arches surmounted by a parapet with blind arcading.
Under the gallery on its south side is a baptistry with a stone font which has a moulded stem and a circular bowl with vigorous foliate carvings. It has an elaborate oak crocketed pyramidal lid attached to a lifting mechanism which is supported by a full-height wrought iron bracket with finely-executed foliated scrollwork in the angle. Above is a false hammerbeam roof which has discreate painted sections in the nave while above the chancel the work is more elaborate with gilded and painted decoration, stencilled panels and painted carved angels. There is a stone chancel arch with an elaborate painted screen which has arcaded panels with paintings of saints surmounted by open traceried arcading. The organ is on the north side of the chancel while on the southern side is a circular stone pulpit with a moulded base which has blind arcading with paintings of angels and is entered through an arched opening in a stencilled surround in the east wall. The pews have poppy headed finials. The stained glass: ‘Scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ,’ John Ellis Troughton, c1850 – painted and fired by himself; ‘Virgin and child between Two Angels’, James Powell and Sons, c1910.
Buildings of Wales – Clwyd 2003
Cadw Listing Notice 18470
Stained Glass in Wales
Information about the church's important internal fixtures and fittings.
Information about the church's important moveable items and artworks.
A description of the ecology of the churchyard.
Information about the presence of bats in the church building or churchyard.
Records whether the church has been consecrated.
Records whether there have been burials in the churchyard.
Records whether the churchyard is still being used for burials.
Records whether there are any war graves in the churchyard.
Any important churchyard structures will be listed here.
Signifiance levels are set at high, medium and low.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the relationship of the church to its surrounding area and helps place it within its wider landscape context.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the significance of the historic building fabric of the church.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the historic significance of the interior of the church.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the relationship between the church and its community.