St Oswald

St Oswald was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1085 and also in a tithe document in Shrewsbury the same year.

About this church

A spacious church, its arcades and windows are a result of the restoration of 1872-4 by GE Street.

Inside you can see a fine stone monument to Hugh Yale who died around 1616 and was a kinsman of the founder of Yale University in the USA. By his side is his wife, Dorothy.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church
  • On street parking at church

Other nearby churches


St Peter

In a tiny hamlet right on the Welsh border, is a very special church, black and white both inside and out, and wonderfully picturesque and rustic looking.

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St Mary

A tower dating from the 14th century, a 15th century wall painting, a monument to knight who fought at the battle of Bosworth, a Robert Adam font, a Joseph Nollekans monument and beautiful stained glass go to make an historic church in the centre of Ruabon on the outskirts of Wrexham. The Wynn family lived nearby and restored the church in the 18th century and again in the 19th century and the church contains monuments to the family.


St Raphael & St Isidore

Panoramic views and peace outside, a host of surprises inside, including box pews, a gallery, ornate ironwork, Jacobean pulpit and very fine painted glass windows.

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