Denbigh – St Hilary’s church

History

St. Hilary’s church in Denbigh was built in the 14th century as a temple for the residents and garrison of a nearby castle, but over time began to take over the functions of the parish church. It was mentioned for the first time in historical documents in 1335. In the mid-nineteenth century it was in a bad condition. Due to the estimated high costs of repair, it was decided to erect a new temple dedicated to St. Mary, in a more convenient location. After its opening in 1875, the church of St. Hilary was abandoned. In 1904, the roof was removed, and the nave and chancel were destroyed in the twenties of the twentieth century.

Architecture

The church consisted of a five-span nave, a slightly shorter chancel ended with a straight wall from the east, a northern aisle and a tower from the west. The tower is 15 meters high, four floors, topped with a slightly later, fifteenth-century battlement and has gargoyles protruding from the upper floor.

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bibliography:
Website britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, Tower of St Hilary’s Church.
Website coflein.gov.uk, St Hilary’s chapel, Denbigh.