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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Minera, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0446 / 53°2'40"N

Longitude: -3.0761 / 3°4'33"W

OS Eastings: 327954

OS Northings: 350242

OS Grid: SJ279502

Mapcode National: GBR 72.D98X

Mapcode Global: WH77S.QQDT

Plus Code: 9C5R2WVF+RH

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 22 April 1998

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19725

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated some 100m S from Wern Farm on the B5426 from Minera S to Aber-oer.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Minera (Mwynglawdd)

Community: Minera

Locality: The Wern

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Late C19 mission church built for the district of Esclusham Above (New Brighton) in 1892, presumably to a standardised prefabricated design with corrugated-iron cladding to timber-frame.

Exterior

Church, corrugated iron cladding to timber frame. Roof cladding renewed in box-profile metal sheet. Four-window church with pointed Y-tracery timber windows, W spirelet and W porch. W spirelet has base splayed over the ridge, squat louvred stage for single bell and sheet-metal clad 4-sided spire splayed out at base. Porch is gabled with original crested ridge and has ledged door. W wall of church has pointed window each side of porch. E end has pointed window set high. At SE corner is attached a small vestry in matching materials with one pointed window and one pointed ledged door on S.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a particularly unaltered example of the corrugated-iron mission churches built in relatively large numbers in the period 1890-1914 but now becoming rare.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Wern Farm
    Situated on the E side of the B5426, some 700m S of the entrance to Minera Lead Mines and Country Park.
  • II Lime Kiln
    Situated some 50m N of Penymynydd, on a minor road W off the B5426 opposite Wern Farm.
  • II Wern Cottages
    Situated just E of the B5426 some 200m S of the entrance to the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park.
  • II Jones Cottages
    Situated in New Brighton towards the SE end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlooking Minera.
  • II Gwylfa
    Situated in New Brighton towards the centre of the highest level of houses on the hillside overlooking Minera.
  • II Meadow (or City) Engine House
    Situated in the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park some 1km S of the centre of Minera.
  • II Chimney near Meadow Engine House
    Situated just NW of the Meadow Engine House in the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park some 1km S of the centre of Minera.
  • II War Memorial
    In the public park, opposite the library.

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