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Marble Church, Bodelwyddan

August 8, 2013   

The Marble Church (St. Margaret’s Church) in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, can be seen from a long distance. It is just off the A55 and is opposite Bodelwyddan Castle.

The marble stone looks as clean as the day it was built. Building started in 1956 and it took four years and £60,000 to erect. It was built by Lady Willoughby de Broke in memory of her husband, Henry Peyto-Verney, the 16th Baron Willoughby de Broke.

The building is so eye catching that it took me until I was in my twenties before I realised there was a castle on the other side of the road! It is one of my favourite landmarks.

IMAGES:

http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/interesting-unknown-engineering-landmarks-in-the-uk/page/4

http://www.walesdirectory.co.uk/tourist-attractions/Churches_and_Chapels/Wales11581.htm

FURTHER READING:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble_Church,_Bodelwyddan

http://www.churchinwales.org.uk/parishholding/asaph/a658-en

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-20881406

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rodplKD3cOE

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