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.
A "Heart Shrine" is used to mark the place where the heart of a English knight killed overseas was laid to rest.
Visited - September 2014
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