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Denbigh Church [Earl of Leicester]
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 16769 Trust : Clwyd Powys Community : Denbigh Unitary authority : Denbighshire NGR : SJ05266595 Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Church Status : state care , scheduled monument
Description : Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester began the building of a church to serve the growing town and, it is reputed, with the intention that the see of the diocese be transferred from St Asaph. A foundation stone of 1578 and dedication inscription of 1579 are recorded. Work was abandoned in 1584, and the structure has since been eroded. Nevertheless, it is of remarkable interest as a unique Elizabethan instance of major church-building. Leicester was the leading supporter at court of the extreme protestants, who were already being referred to as Puritans, and his ideals are reflected in the architecture (Hubbard, 1986).
Cadw , 1985 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De044(DEN)
Cadw , 1994 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De044(DEN)
Cadw , 2000 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De044(DEN)
Cadw , 2005 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De044(DEN)
Cadw , ND , Scheduling map - DE044(DEN)
Hubbard, E , 1986 , The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd