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Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham

formerly in: Denbighshire/Flintshire


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Site OS Grid Ref: SJ346549
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Church (Anglican)
Medieval church, dating back to the thirteenth and fourteenth century, although it was rebuilt in the late-fifteenth century. There have been various alterations since the eighteenth century, including the addition of the north and south porches. The church has undergone restoration work by G.E. Street (1865-7 and 1871), W.D. Caröe (chancel steps and Lady Chapel, 1913-14) and F.H. Crossley (chancel roof, 1929-31). All Saints Gresford is justly regarded by some as the finest parish church in Wales. The church is home to the largest quantity of medieval stained glass in Wales, a late medieval carved screen and misericords, as well as further medieval carved ornament on the exterior. Further tombs and memorials from a range of periods.

Church website

CPAT Historic Churches Survey

People associated with this site
   as architect: W. D. Caröe
   as architect: George Edmund Street
   as architect: F. H. Crossley


Works at this site:
  St Chad, St Oswald, St Martin and St Francis St Chad, St Oswald, St Martin and St Francis
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1905, with medieval fragments of 1508
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
north wall of the nave
  Joshua, David, St Alban & St George Joshua, David, St Alban & St George
firm/studio: Clayton & Bell
about 1877
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
north wall of the nave
  Elizabeth, the Virgin Mary, Christ the Good Shepherd and St John the Baptist Elizabeth, the Virgin Mary, Christ the Good Shepherd and St John the Baptist
firm/studio: Clayton & Bell
about 1877
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
north wall of the nave
  St Agnes, St Cecilia, St Catherine and St Dorothea St Agnes, St Cecilia, St Catherine and St Dorothea
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1896
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
north wall of the nave
  The Raising of Lazarus The Raising of Lazarus
artist: Lucien Léopold Lobin
1868
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
west end of the north aisle
  Scenes from the Life of Christ Scenes from the Life of Christ
firm/studio: Clayton & Bell
about 1868
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
west end of the south aisle
  Moses and Scenes from the Passion Moses and Scenes from the Passion
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
about 1875
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
south wall of the nave
  Scenes from the Life of David Scenes from the Life of David
firm/studio: Heaton, Butler & Bayne
about 1874, with fragments from about 1500
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
south wall of the nave
  Scenes from the Old Testament Scenes from the Old Testament
firm/studio: Clayton & Bell
about 1872
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
south wall of the nave
  The Armies of Heaven The Armies of Heaven
firm/studio: Heaton, Butler & Bayne
1873, with fragments from about 1500
Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
south wall of the nave



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