SJ0075 : St Margaret's church, Bodelwyddan - the Marble Church

taken 4 months ago, near to Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

St Margaret's church, Bodelwyddan - the Marble Church
St Margaret's church, Bodelwyddan - the Marble Church

The foundation stone of St.Margaret's was laid on 24 July 1856 and the new church designed by John Gibson was consecrated by the Bishop of St. Asaph on 23 August 1860 after construction at a cost of £60,000. It was commissioned by Lady Margaret Willoughby de Broke in memory of her husband. It is said to be named after the 13 different kinds of marble found within the interior, although many locals will say it is because of the white "marble" appearance of its limestone exterior. Its distinctive 202 ft high tower and steeple is a landmark that is visible for miles around.
The Marble Church (St.Margaret's Church), Bodelwyddan
St Margaret's Church, Bodelwyddan is popularly known as the “Marble Church” because of the varieties of marble used in its construction. It is one of the best known and most spectacular churches in North Wales and is a prominent landmark along the A55 trunk road, being visible for many miles (its spire rises to a height of 202 feet). It is dedicated to St. Margaret of Antioch.

The church took just over four years to build; the foundation stone being laid on 24 July 1856, it was consecrated by the Bishop of S. Asaph on 23 August 1860. It is a Grade II* listed building (Cadw reference 1377 LinkExternal link ).
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 March, 2019   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Church (from Tags)
Church in Wales 
Date (from Tags)
1856  1860 
Person (from Tags)
John Gibson  Margaret Willoughby De Broke 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 0041 7544 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.9943N 3:29.6790W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 0045 7541
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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