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Knolton Mission Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Overton, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9479 / 52°56'52"N

Longitude: -2.935 / 2°56'6"W

OS Eastings: 337271

OS Northings: 339359

OS Grid: SJ372393

Mapcode National: GBR 78.L7K5

Mapcode Global: WH89K.W5KC

Plus Code: 9C4VW3X7+5X

Entry Name: Knolton Mission Church

Listing Date: 15 March 1994

Last Amended: 15 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14478

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the S side of the lane leading to Knolton Bryn, c300m from the A528.

County: Wrexham

Community: Overton (Owrtyn)

Community: Overton

Locality: Knolton Bryn

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Mission church, built c1890 to serve a scattered, mainly agricultural community to the S of the village centre, and located on the edge of a small common.


Red pained corrugated iron throughout, including gabled roof; brick plinth. Single storeyed, 3-bay plan, with small gabled porch projecting from NW gable, balanced by gabled vestry to SE. Porch has plain side doorway with plank door, and narrow window beneath gable, with small upper panes. Vestry has similar window in gable, and 4-panelled door in side elevation to SW. Main body of church has 3 timber windows to either side, set in wide frames and divided by narrow mullions and high set transoms, with small upper panes. Small bellcote over NW gable, with raking plinth to openwork foiled timber frame carrying canted spirelet clad in tine sheet. Plain bargeboards with curved end-stops to all gables. The building is partially enclosed to SW and NW sides by a painted wood paling fence.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved and well-detailed example of a corrugated iron mission church, of a type which is becoming scarce.

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