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ST CHAD'S CHURCH, HANMER

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NPRN 309700

Map Reference SJ43NE

Grid Reference SJ45463973

Unitary (Local) Authority Wrexham

Old County Flintshire

Community Hanmer

Type of Site CHURCH

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Post Medieval

Site Description 1. Church consisting of n aisled nave, chancel, S porch & butressed & enbattled W tower.
The church was gutted by fire in 1889, restoration being completed 1936. The exterior walls are original, but have been refaced internally.
(source: internet; BBC Wales NE, Local History)
A cross (Nprn307174) stands to the SE.
RCAHMW AP955019/66
J.Wiles 23.12.03
2. WALLPAINTINGS
(lit. refs. to paintings)
Series of churchwardens' accounts relating to paintings:
[1] 1685 - Richd. Peake ..for drawing the picture Isiah..
[2] 1723 - Mr Downes for painting the Kings' Arms, '4.4s: for writing the Lord's Prayer and Creed, '1. For carriage of the Kings' Arms to Whitchurch and back, 4s. Richard Butler for the frame (etc), '2.14s.6d. Philip Richard for fastening the Kings' Arms, 1s.
[3] 1724 - Mr Downes for writing the ten Commandements, '2.10s. Robert Bromfield for making the frame, 15s.
[4] 1726 - for altering the King's Arms, removing the Commandments and charity gifts, 3s.
[5] 1755 - for cleaning the King's Arms, Commandments and Catalogue (etc) '2.2s
[6] 1837 - for repairing the Tablet and relettering part of north side north aisle: entering Mrs Elizabeth Hanmer's legacy on the Charity Tablet, 12 dozen letters, 12s.
[7] 1846 - for cleaning the Commandments and varnishing, 18s.
A uniquely complete example of the costs involved.
Sunter Harrison, Churches in Maelor Saesneg
Source: RCAHMW Wallpaintings database. 2004.09.10/RCAHMW/SLE

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