Ordnance Survey reference SJ 330670.
The School-chapel of St. Ambrose, at Sandycroft, in the parish of Hawarden, was opened on Saturday, 10 April 1875. The first service was held on Wednesday, 20 October 1875, at 7.00 p.m.
The new district church of St. Francis was dedicated and opened for worship on Saturday, 20 December 1913:
"The Bishop of St. Asaph dedicated on Saturday the new church of St. Francis, built in the parish of Hawarden, in memory of Mr Frank Taylor of Sandycroft; with its chapel of St. Ambrose in memory of Canon Drew and his work there. It is a pretty village church in the old English style, built of brick and Runcorn stone, and is complete with the exception of the nave and aisle.
The cost is about £3000, a considerable portion of which is being borne by members of the Taylor family, who have been connected with the industrial life of Flintshire for many years. The congregation had worshipped in a school for about thirty years".
[From The Flintshire Observer of 24th December 1913]
The church, which was not completed until 1935, was eventually consecrated by the Bishop of St. Asaph on Wednesday, 10th July 1935.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
Sandycroft is a constituent church of the modern Rectorial Benefice of Hawarden - it is not a separate parish.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Sandycroft has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
"North-East Wales Churches and Ancient Parish Boundaries" produced by Clwyd Record Office in 1994, published by Genuki with the permission of Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives
View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ333668 (Lat/Lon: 53.194082, -2.999809), Sandycroft which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Photo showing women working in Sandycroft Munitions Factory WW1 on the People's Collection Wales site
Various items on the People's Collection Wales site
- Sandycroft Foundry and Ironworks 1853
- Assets Inventory: Sandycroft Ironworks 1855
- Indenture concerning the bankruptcy of George Cram, Sandycroft Ironworks, 1855