People

This page celebrates our history through people.

St Chad’s, Hanmer, is a 12th Century Church, rebuilt substantially through the centuries. It has links with priests, soldiers, poets, kings and princes – none greater than Owain Glyndwr, Prince of Wales.

Owain Glyndwr 1383

Our parish of Hanmer is closely connected with the man most often given as …

Matthew Gough 1400

Matthew Gough of Hanmer was one of the outstanding professional soldiers in the fifteenth-century …

Dafydd ab Edmwnd 1451

Dafydd ab Edmwnd, 1425-1500 A Hanmer Poet Dafydd ab Edmwnd belonged to a branch …

Revd John Roan 1644

Ousted Vicar of Hanmer who became a Bishop In June 1643, the Civil War …

Sir Thomas Hanmer 1659

Sir Thomas Hanmer, Garden Writer 1612-1680 Sir Thomas Hanmer`s Garden Book of 1659 is …

Heavenly Henry 1662

Revd Matthew Henry Lee, vicar of Hanmer 1867-1891 Philip Henry 1631-1696 and Matthew Henry …

Caldecott 1861

Randolph Caldecott, Illustrator and Children`s Writer 1846-1886 Randolph Caldecott knew Hanmer well during his …

Barry-Roberts 1889

‘Curate’s Teapot’ of melted lead recovered at the 1889 fire is given to St …

McColl Doctors 1926

The Remarkable Story of Two Hanmer Doctors With the closure of Tallarn Green Church …

R S Thomas 1940

R S Thomas, Priest and Poet 1913-2000 The Hanmer Connection Ronald Stuart Thomas was …

Incumbents 2020

The Rectors and Vicars of Hanmer through the ages RECTORS 1264        Sir Philip Upton …