St Giles' Church

Wrexham, United Kingdom

St Giles' Parish Church is the parish church of Wrexham, Wales. The church is recognised as one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical architecture in Wales and is a Grade I listed building.

The iconic 16th-century tower is a local landmark that can be seen for many miles around. St Giles' occupies a site of continuous Christian worship for at least 800 years. The main body of the current church was built at the end of the 15th century and beginning of the 16th centuries. It is widely held to be among the greatest of the medieval buildings still standing in Wales.

The church contains numerous works of note including decorative carvings and statuary dating from the 14th century, monuments by Roubiliac and Woolner, a stained-glass window attributed to Burne-Jones and one of the oldest brass eagle lecterns in Britain.

The tomb of Elihu Yale, benefactor of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, is located in the churchyard.




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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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