St Mary's Churchyard, Overton 3110

Wrexham, Wales

Brief Description

St Mary's Churchyard has an obvious designed element of yew trees planted around its perimeter. The oldest may date from the 12th century when the first stone church was built on the site. The trees are described as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales.

History

St Mary's has been a site of worship since the 7th century and the first stone church was probably built in the late-12th century.

Visitor Facilities

St Mary's is open daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Features
  • Church (featured building)
  • Description: St Mary's is a red sandstone church that has been much altered and added to since the late-12th century. There was a major restoration programme in the late-19th century.
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  • Tree Feature
  • Description: Yew trees planted around the perimeter may date from the 12th century onwards.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

St Mary's is open daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
History

Period

  • 12th Century
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