Marble Church

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The Marble Church at Bodelwyddan Denbighshire North Wales is quite beautiful. For me it's the gateway to the wonders of North Wales having then left the smoke pouring factories of Queensferry behind. The church was built Lady Willoughby in memory of her husband and the foundation stone was laid in 1856. The steeple is 202 ft high and the ornate carvings on the outside of the church tower are a wonder of stone masonry. The church gets its name from the thirteen different marbles used on the interior of the church. The arches are lovely inside the church but local people say the name comes from the marble colour of the sandstone the church is built from. It does indeed appear to be marble when you actually see the church. The graveyard has graves from the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19 and graves of soldiers who died waiting for transport home. The soldiers so the story goes were Canadian and died in a fight after the ship to take them home was diverted to other duties. The church is well worth a visit.

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