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St George's Church, St George, Abergele

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NPRN309572
Map ReferenceSH97NE
Grid ReferenceSH9739075802
Unitary (Local) AuthorityConwy
Old CountyDenbighshire
CommunityAbergele
Type Of SiteCHURCH
Period19th Century
Description
The church of St George is set on steeply sloping ground in the centre of the village of the same name, in a rectilinear churchyard used as a cemetery. It was built in 1887-94 in Perpendicular Gothic style to designs of CHM Mileham, at the expense of Hugh R Hughes of Kinmel, to replace an earlier double-naved church on an adjacent site within the same churchyard, a site with medieval origins. It is built of local limestone, pebble-dashed above a low plinth, under slate roofs. It consists of nave and chancel raised on a platform under one roof, with service areas beneath on the north side, south transept, and towards the west end a spacious south porch the front of which is raised as a gabled bellcote.
Inside, the single-cell church has plastered and panelled vault, with two king-post trusses and brattished ties. Fittings and furnishings include reredos and communion rail of oak, octagonal limestone font, and oak chancel screen of five bays with a part octagonal lectern and pulpit built in. The south transept contains the organ. At the rear of the church is the Hughes family pew, upholstered and extending across the width of the building under a timber canopy. Stained glass in the east window is in memory of HR Hughes and Lady Florentia, given by their grandchildren in 1919.
NOTE ON WALLPAINTING:
[1] Royal Arms (canvas) In S porch: [1] Royal Arms on canvas, late Hanover (1801-16). Very odd looking supporters - the lion almost Tenniel in his posture with a rakish crown - and altogether a little idiosyncratic. [2] Royal Arms in plaster, dated 1618 (recently touched up); standard heraldry, but no lion on crown above helm. [3] Painted wooden shield with 17th C strapwork and wreath; arms of Broughton of Chester impaling Speke of York. [AJP '75].
Sources:
Cadw Listing description.
E.Hubbard, Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (1986), p.285.
RCAHMW Wallpaintings database.

RCAHMW, 9 October 2015

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