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Marchwiel

Marchwiel
Marchwiel Parish Church - geograph.org.uk - 65687.jpg
Marchwiel Parish Church
Marchwiel is located in Wrexham
Marchwiel
Marchwiel
Location within Wrexham
Population1,379 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ356476
Community
  • Marchwiel
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWREXHAM
Postcode districtLL13
Dialling code01978
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Wrexham
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. It was recorded in early times as Plwyf y Marchwiail, "the parish of the saplings"[3]; this is sometimes taken to refer to the materials 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. The public house is the Red Lion which dates back to the early 1900s and is said to be the centre of the village.

Governance

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward includes Erbistock and at the 2011 census had a total population of 2,371.[4]

References

  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. ^ Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1917, 308
  4. ^ "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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