Church of St Mary the Virgin, Halkyn

Yet another stunning example of a period church, set overlooking the River Dee in Halkyn, North Wales this church dates back to the late 1870’s this Anglican parish church was a lucky find for me, I accidentally saw it whilst travelling up the A55 towards St. Asaph, compared to previous churches I have photographed, this one is relatively small in comparison but none the less, still a beautiful looking church.

St. Mary’s is a listed building, situated on the eastern side of Halkyn Mountain and with fantastic views over the river Dee and it’s estuary. John Douglas of Chester completed it in 1878. Made of local sandstone, it was given as a gift to the parish by the Duke of Westminster to replace the previous church that was reputedly pulled down because it spoilt the view. St. Mary’s has the unique features of polished crinoidal limestone pillars and a beautiful font carved of similar material. It also has many striking stained glass windows. The church is generally maintained in good condition and has an active church community to fund-raise and help to maintain it.

 

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St Mary the Virgin, Halkyn

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