Meliden, Denbighshire, Wales Genealogy

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Parishes of Historic Flintshire

Meliden (Welsh: Allt Melyd) is a village and ecclesiastical parish in Denbighshire, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Flintshire and, between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Denbighshire.


"MELIDEN, a parish in the hundred or Prestatyn, county of Flint, 5 miles ( E.) from St. Asaph, containing 720 inhabitants. This parshi, which is supposed to derive its name from the dedication of its church, is situated at the north-westen extremity of the county, and on the shore of the Irish sea.... The church, dedicated to St. Melid, is not remarkable for any peculiarity of architectural detail. ... In the hamlet of Prestatyn, in this parish, are some vestiges of an ancient castle, called Plas Prestatyn." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)

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Years County
before 31 March 1974 Flintshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Denbighshire


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