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St Mary Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Flint, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2486 / 53°14'54"N

Longitude: -3.1353 / 3°8'6"W

OS Eastings: 324346

OS Northings: 372999

OS Grid: SJ243729

Mapcode National: GBR 6ZKW.05

Mapcode Global: WH76S.TL6X

Entry Name: St Mary Church

Listing Date: 11 September 1995

Last Amended: 11 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16406

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Between Church Street and Sydney Street, set at an angle to Church Street, oriented E-W.

County: Flintshire

Community: Flint (Y Fflint)

Community: Flint

Built-Up Area: Flint

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Rebuilt by Ambrose Poynter, architect, 1846-48 on site of medieval church.

Exterior

Coursed brown stone, slate roofs. Eclectic Gothic style. Nave (chancel same height as nave) and aisles, NW corner tower, N transept (organ chamber), N porch. Tower has octagonal stone spire with lucarnes; 2-light Decorated style windows to bell stage; stepped buttresses, clock. To L of tower 4 bays, paired Caernarfon arched windows to clerestorey, broad single-light cusped windows to aisle; porch with modern doors; transept with oculus in gable, 3-light window to ground floor N and E; 3 lancets to E end. South elevation similar to N but lacks transept; instead, lower chapel at E end of aisle, and tall lancet. W end has 3 lancets with trefoil over.

Interior

Spacious interior with camberbeam roof to nave and to chancel; chancel same height as nave with no structural division; roof beams to chancel heavier (possibly later?). Broad arches to aisles have octagonal shafts. Gallery to W end with painted panel of Royal arms (Queen Victoria). Monuments to members of the Muspratt family (who set up alkali works at town); to S of chancel Julia Muspratt (died 1857) by Spence; to N of chancel James and Richard Muspratt (died 1886, and 1885) by E J Physick.

Reasons for Listing

Included as example of early Victorian Gothic on site of historic parish church.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II 34
    On corner of lane through to Feathers Street.
  • II South African War Memorial
    Outside main entrance of Council offices (relocated from Trelawney Square).
  • II War Memorial (CENOTAPH)
    Outside main entrance of Council offices (relocated from Trelawney Square).
  • II Palace Social Club (former Plaza Cinema)
    Almost opposite Council Offices.
  • II Town Hall
    At E end of Church Street; near station.
  • II Railway Goods Shed
    Situated in former goods yard (now car park), immediately to SE of Flint Railway Station.
  • II Flint Railway Station
    At E end of Lower Sydney Street. Station Buildings on South Platform
  • II Unit 2
    On the south side of an access road leading off from Evans Street immediately to the north of the main north coast railway line.

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