The church, which is very beautiful inside, has circular pews and a splendid plaster ceiling.
|St Chad's ceiling|
|John Simpson memorial.|
Charles Darwin was baptised here on 15 November 1809.
There are several interesting monuments including a memorial to John Simpson, a master mason who worked on the Caledonian Canal, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and St Chad's.
|Pews in St Chad's.|
The circular design was actually a mistake because of a misunderstanding between the architect, George Steuart, and the church trustees.
The remains of the original church, Old St Chad's, can be seen near College Hill. This 13th century building suffered a catastrophic collapse in 1788, and it was decided a change of site was best. All photos © Sue Wilkes.
|Old St Chad's|