St. Giles, Wrexham.

An amazing piece or architecture that stands at the end of Wrexham high street. I had to ask if it was a church or a cathedral  as it is simply huge. It is often mistaken as the Cathedral I was told, but it is a church.

The Great Tower is one of “the Seven Wonders of Wales”.

I was told ‘never’ to point my camera towards the sun, but on this occasion I simply had no choice. We were limited in time and wherever I stood the cold winter sun was there, very bright and very big. So these are not my best pictures, but they are all I have.

One of many seen over the weekend.

St Giles’ Church is the parish church of Wrexham, Wales, and is a Grade 1 listed building, described by Simon Jenkins as “the glory of the Marches”.

At 180-feet long, it is the largest mediaeval Parish Church in Wales. Since 2012, its interior has been re-ordered to include a remodelling of the Chancel as St David’s Chapel, and its north aisle is the home of the regimental chapel of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (now part of the Royal Welsh).

The core of present building dates from the 14th century, although it was extensively remodelled in the later 15th century by Thomas, Lord Stanley and his wife Lady Margaret Beaufort (mother of King Henry VII) both of whom are depicted on corbels either side of the chancel arch.

Read more: Wikipedia

Links

http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/