Marchwiel

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Marchwiel
Welsh: Marchwiail
Marchwiel Parish Church - geograph.org.uk - 65687.jpg
Marchwiel Parish Church
Marchwiel is located in Wrexham
Marchwiel
Marchwiel
 Marchwiel shown within Wrexham
Population 1,379 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ356476
Community Marchwiel
Principal area Wrexham
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WREXHAM
Postcode district LL13
Dialling code 01978
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Clwyd South
Welsh Assembly Clwyd South
List of places
UK
Wales
Wrexham

Coordinates: 53°01′19″N 2°57′32″W / 53.022°N 2.959°W / 53.022; -2.959

Marchwiel (Welsh: Marchwiail) is a village and a local government community, the lowest tier of local government, part of Wrexham County Borough in Wales.

It is about 2 miles south-east of Wrexham town on the A525 road towards Bangor-on-Dee. The community has an area of 1,488 hectares and a population of 1,418 (2001 census), the population falling to 1,379 at the 2011 Census.[1]

There are several large country houses in the area including Marchwiel Hall, Bryn-y-grog, Old Sontley and Erddig Hall, now a National Trust property and a popular tourist attraction. The 19th century, Marchwiel Hall was acquired by Sir Alfred McAlpine, founder of Alfred McAlpine and son of 'Concrete' Bob McAlpine.[2]

In the Middle Ages there was a church at Marchwiel dedicated to Saint Deiniol. The Welsh name of the village means "strong twigs", referring to the material used to build the first church. The current church building dates from 1778 and is dedicated to Saint Marcella. The church contains a number of memorials to members of the Yorke family of Erddig and has a stained-glass window showing the Yorke family tree.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward includes Erbistock and at the 2011 census had a total population of 2,371.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic Marchwiel Hall on the market for £2.5 million, 9 July 2010 BBC North West
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  • Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust. Church of St Deiniol and St Marcella, Marchwiel. Accessed 2 June 2008.
  • Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Baines, Menna & Lynch, Peredur I. (2008) The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales, University of Wales Press, Cardiff.
  • Rees, Cynthia (1998) A History of the Parish of Marchwiel, Bridge Books, Wrexham.

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