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Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandudno, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3211 / 53°19'15"N

Longitude: -3.8137 / 3°48'49"W

OS Eastings: 279283

OS Northings: 381997

OS Grid: SH792819

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZT1.46

Mapcode Global: WH64Y.DS5B

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 16 March 1976

Last Amended: 6 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5816

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On corner with Clarence Road, aligned N-S.

County: Conwy

Community: Llandudno

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Late C19; by J Oldrid Scott. Built as memorial to the Duke of Clarence (died 1892), the oldest son of the Prince of Wales. Foundation stone laid 1893, nave 1895, aisles 1899, chancel 1901, when the church was consecrated. Projected tower at SE (liturgical SW) corner not built.

Exterior

Elegant church in Gothic style. Nave, aisles, chancel; stone walls with dressings, banks and quoins in contrasting stone. Slate roofs. Facing Mostyn Avenue, entrance front wall of nave with chequer work in apex of gable end and very tall window, plate tracery with two paired lights with octafoil over; on the ground floor a gabled porch with cusped head to moulded arch. Lofty nave with hexafoil clerestorey windows; aisles with two-light windows with cusped heads and with string course at sill level; buttresses; bellcote with fleche on ridge at north end of nave. North (seaward) chancel wall with chequer work in apex of gable end and with a large window of three-lights; east chancel wall with two two-light windows with quatrefoils over. To W of chancel, at right angles, block with tall stone chimney, and at right angles to this, lower block with pitched roof, 3-light window to N, and flat-roofed porch.

Interior

Lofty nave with elaborate open arch-braced and wind-braced roof; wall shafts on fluted corbels. Buff and red sandstone walling. Aisle arcades have black marble cylindrical piers (fossil marble from Frosterley in Northumberland). Aisle windows with rerearches with central freestanding columns. At clerestorey level, round hexafoil windows set in round-headed arcading, flanked by blind lancets. Chancel arch with black marble shafts with annulets; polychrome tiled chancel floor. To L of chancel, 2-arched organ chamber with black marble central shaft; sedilia and aumbrey to R of chancel. Two bay chancel roof with wal-shafts. East window 1913 by Powell & Sons, London. Octagonal pink marble pulpit has polychrome insets of symbols of evangelists. Font with green marble bowl and shaft on stepped base of grey marble. Organ by William Hill 1910.

Reasons for Listing

Well-designed and detailed church by this nationally important architect.

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