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Baptismal Tank at Rhual

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn), Flintshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C5R5RGR+GJ

Entry Name: Baptismal Tank at Rhual

Listing Date: 14 June 1995

Last Amended: 14 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Flintshire

Community: Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn)

Community: Gwernaffield

Locality: Rhual

Traditional County: Flintshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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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