Marchwiel Village History

Welcome to Marchwiel, a pleasant residential village situated approximately 2.4miles outside Wrexham town on the A525 Whitchurch road on the way to Bangor-on-Dee.

Marchwiel Community Council and local businesses welcome visitors and residents to the village.  We are proud of our 16th Century Church St Marcella and St Deiniol.   Our primary school Ysgol Deiniol which is situated in the centre of the village in lovely school grounds, located off The Ridgeway.    The Red Lion is a welcoming, busy public house that welcomes visitors to sample its fayre. Other businesses include the village shop, hairdresser, furniture shop, garage, car rental, car repairs, fisheries, antique emporium and car boot sales. 

Welcome Garden  The Map and Garden was created by the Community Council to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.  It is made from Welsh Oak and Welsh Slate.  The Map was created using pictures drawn by pupils of Ysgol Deiniol, (Marchwiel School).  The Welcome 'Marchwiel Stones' were sourced by our Clerk Mrs Jones and the Garden was designed on both sides of Elwyn Drive.  In 2020, the original three benches have been replaced with ECO benches.  Members of the Community Council have instructed Wrexham County Borough Council to install an electric supply to the Map to enable lights to be fitted to it and a defibrillator.  Works were postponed due to Covid-19 but hoping for this work to be completed by Summer 2020.  The living Christmas tree was planted by Members in December 2019.  It is hoped that friends and residents can join together by the tree fitted with lights for Christmas Carols. 

 Marchwiel Community Council’s Burial Ground is situated off Station Road.  It is owned, maintained and managed by the Community Council and has received praise and awards for its upkeep.  We pay for the supply of water for the graves.  There is also an access gate that leads to the Church.  

Play Areas  A Play Area for pre-school children is currently being looked at by Marchwiel Community Council to improve and update is located on Station Road. The MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) which includes the skate park  and a seating 'Pod' is located at the bottom of Station Road and enjoyed by all the younger generation.

Marchwiel Nature Reserve  The Nature Reserve formerly known as MEG (Marchwiel Environment Group) is located at the bottom of Station Road on your right at the end of the playing field.  If you walk along the path parallel to the field follow the sign, you will find the entrance to the Marsh land with boardwalks and seat.  Recently the Community Council has been working with the Wildlife Trust to open up the site ready to welcome volunteers and visitors to enjoy.  There is a separate site attached for the schools use.  We are happy to welcome anyone into the environment group with any interest or knowledge of nature including birds, butterflies and reptiles or flora and fauna or general upkeep to keep the boardwalks safe.  If you are interested please contact the Clerk: 01244 570673 (Answerphone) or email marchwiel-clerk@hotmail.co.uk.

 Marchwiel Village Hall  following a £370,000 renovation project the Trustees approached the Rainbow Centre, Penley to assist in the running of it. It has been a community building dating back more than 100 years and known to many as Piercy Hall.  In the Autumn of 2019 The Rainbow Centre took over the management of it.  The Community Council have agreed to give financial support for the first 12 months.  Due to Covid-19 the hall is currently closed.  If you wish to book it for an event or suggest an activity class you are interested in let us know.

 

 

 

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St Marcella's Church
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