St Bartholomew's Church, Sealand

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St Bartholomew's Church, Sealand
Coordinates: 53°12′46″N 2°58′15″W / 53.2128°N 2.9709°W / 53.2128; -2.9709
OS grid reference SJ 352 688
Location Sealand, Flintshire
Country Wales
Denomination Anglican
History
Dedication St Bartholomew
Consecrated 15 October 1867
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 29 March 1993
Architect(s) John Douglas
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1865
Completed 1867
Specifications
Nave width 26 feet (8 m)
Other dimensions Nave length 62 feet (19 m), Chancel width 17 feet (5 m), length 24 feet (7 m)
Spire height 65 feet (20 m)
Materials Sandstone
Administration
Deanery Hawarden
Archdeaconry Wrexham
Diocese St Asaph
Province Wales

St Bartholomew's Church, Sealand, is in Sealand, Flintshire, Wales. It is a constituent church in the Anglican Rectorial Benefice of Hawarden, the archdeaconry of Wrexham and the diocese of St Asaph.[1] The church is designated as a Grade II listed building.[2]

History[edit]

The church was built between 1865 and 1867 to a design by the Chester architect John Douglas.[3] It was one of Douglas's earliest churches and is in the High Victorian style of Gothic Revival architecture. The site for the church was given by the River Dee Company who also partly paid for it.[4] It was consecrated on 15 October 1867.[5]

Architecture and contents[edit]

The church is built in sandstone from Helsby, Cheshire. Its plan consists of a nave and a chancel, with a small north transept to contain the organ and a tower on the south side of the chancel containing a vestry.[5] The church is without aisles and is "not large, but expensively done" with an ashlar interior.[4] The tower has a pyramid spire and a turret against its lower part. The stained glass in the east window of 1867 is by Hardman & Co. and was donated by Douglas. The stained glass in the west window dates from 1880 and is by Kempe.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ St Bartholomew, Sealand, Church in Wales, retrieved 15 October 2013 
  2. ^ Church of St Bartholomew, Sealand, Cadw, retrieved 15 October 2013 
  3. ^ Hubbard, Edward (1991), The Work of John Douglas, London: The Victorian Society, p. 239, ISBN 0-901657-16-6 
  4. ^ a b c Hubbard, Edward (1986), The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd, London: Penguin, p. 420, ISBN 0-14-071052-3 
  5. ^ a b Sealand, GENUKI, retrieved 20 May 2009 

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