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Latitude: 53.1764 / 53°10'34"N
Longitude: -3.1584 / 3°9'30"W
OS Eastings: 322670
OS Northings: 364987
OS Grid: SJ226649
Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.3TJ6
Mapcode Global: WH775.GF69
Entry Name: Baptismal Tank at Rhual
Listing Date: 14 June 1995
Last Amended: 14 June 1995
Source ID: 16114
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Situated in a field 550m E of Rhual reached from the Mold/ Gwernaffield by-road.
Community: Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn)
Traditional County: Flintshire
Erected c1685 by Thomas Edwards of Rhual, a leading figure in local Nonconformist circles, restored 1931.
Random rubble; square stone tank set in an oval enclosure with stone steps down to the tank and a channel for the spring which feeds it on the N side. On the S side the walls crank up and a marble plaque set on the inner face commemorates the 1931 restoration. On the W side is an attached circular stone enclosure, apparently of a different build and probably from where the minister officiated at a service; 3 niches set into the inner faces of the walls.
Listed as an outdoor baptismal tank with C17 origins of which very few examples survive and for associations with the prominent Nonconformist Edwards family of Rhual.
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