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Congregational Church (including attached Sunday School, gatepiers, walls and railings)

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruabon, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9882 / 52°59'17"N

Longitude: -3.0429 / 3°2'34"W

OS Eastings: 330086

OS Northings: 343942

OS Grid: SJ300439

Mapcode National: GBR 73.HZ6G

Mapcode Global: WH89B.747Z

Entry Name: Congregational Church (including attached Sunday School, gatepiers, walls and railings)

Listing Date: 22 February 1995

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15721

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on an elevated site on the N side of Ruabon with churchyard enclosed by high stone wall. Known as Hill Street Congregational Church.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)

Community: Ruabon

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The first Congregational Chapel in Ruabon was built in 1813 on Tan-y-Llan; in 1857 land was purchased from Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn and a new chapel designed by W.I. Mason of Liverpool was built at a cost of รบ1,400 and opened in 1858.

Exterior

Gothic Revival style. Roughly coursed and squared sandstone rubble, sandstone ashlar dressings, slate roof. T-shaped plan with schoolroom attached to rear. Gabled front with central wheel-window and recessed arched entrance in a buttressed and gables surround, on either side windows with simple tracery. Elevation to Pont Adam has three windows with simple tracery and an entrance to cellars at basement level, gabled end to school room has 3-light window with cusped heads. Rear elevation of schoolroom has 5-light mullioned and transomed window with arched heads.

Gate piers, gates, railings with fleur-de-lys finials and wall to Pont Adam form part of the ensemble.

Interior

Waggon roof with timber trusses rising from corbels set in the wall. Tall arched openings with original doors to each side of central pulpit.

Furnishings: Contemporary scheme with pitch-pine furnishings. Pews retain doors and enamelled number plates; pulpit with carved foliated panels said to be from the parish church of St. Mary's. Organ with painted and stencilled pipes by Wadsworth & Bro., Manchester. Chrome and glass electric lights of c1930. Schoolroom has inserted ceiling.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a little altered mid-Victorian chapel with contemporary interior fittings

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Almhouse
    Set back from Church Street close to its junction with Pont Adam.
  • II Almshouse
    Set back from Church Street close to its junction with Pont Adam.
  • II Almshouse
    Set back from Church Street close to its junction with Pont Adam.
  • II Almhouse
    2 Church Street
  • II Almhouses
    Set back from Church Street close to its junction with Pont Adam.
  • II Ruabon Railway Station
    Situated off Bridge Street to the W of the town centre.
  • II Stonehurst
    Set back behind forecourt wall and railings and with cobbled pavement to front; to NW of Old Grammar
  • II* Plas Newydd
    Situated off Pont Adam to the NW of the town centre.

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