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=== History  ===
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'''Gwaenysgor''', or '''Gwaunysgor''', is a village and ecclesiastical parish in [[Flintshire]], [[Wales]].
  
Also spelled Gwaunysgor.  
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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 [[Flintshire]].  
  
"This parish, which is embosomed in hills, and surrounded by lofty mountains, abounds with lead ore, and very extensive mines have been worked for many years with considerable advantage to the proprietors.<br> The village is pleasantly situated at the base of a ridge of hills, on the summit of which are numerous verdant tumuli, supposed to be the sepulchres of persons of distinction at some remote period."<br> [From Handbook for the Vale of Clwyd, William Davis, 1856]
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== History  ==
  
Gwaenysgor is one of the ancient parishes of Flintshire. Its two townships of Gwaenysgor and Carnychan are both mentioned in the Domesday book. The village itself, located on the hillside above Prestatyn, is very ancient - Neolithic man had a camp and workshop on the hill to the north of the present village; and there is a Bronze Age barrow on the top of the hill, beneath which a cremation burial has been found. The circular shape of the graveyard surrounding the church, like those around certain other churches in North Wales, suggests that it might possibly have been a Romano-British cemetery. A small bronze figure of a horse, dating from the Romano-British period, was discovered during excavations of a grave in 1875. A Roman milestone has also been found, built into the wall of the churchyard. For more information see [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/FLN/Gwaenysgor/index.html Gwaenysgor, Flintshire at genuki.org.uk]<br>
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In 1856: "This parish, which is embosomed in hills, and surrounded by lofty mountains, abounds with lead ore, and very extensive mines have been worked for many years with considerable advantage to the proprietors.<br> The village is pleasantly situated at the base of a ridge of hills, on the summit of which are numerous verdant tumuli, supposed to be the sepulchres of persons of distinction at some remote period." [From ''Handbook for the Vale of Clwyd, William Davis, 1856'']  
  
=== <br>Records  ===
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For more information on Gwaenysgor see: [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/FLN/Gwaenysgor/index.html Genuki - Gwaenysgor]
  
==== <br>Civil Registration ====
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== Administration ==
  
==== <br>Church Records  ====
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| from 1 April 1996
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== Records  ==
  
==== <br>Probate Records ====
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=== Civil Registration ===
  
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=== Church Records ===
  
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk Vision of Britain]
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=== Census Records  ===
  
=== Web Sites <br><br> ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
  
[[Category:Flintshire Parishes]]
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=== Poor Law Union Records  ===
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4909 Vision of Britain - Gwaenysgor]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/eglwysi/gwaenysgor.htm Gwaenysgor Parish Church] at Clwyd FHS
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*[http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/cofadeiladau/gwaenysgor_wm.htm Gwaenysgor War Memorial] at Clwyd FHS
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[[Category:Flintshire]] [[Category:Parishes_of_Historic_Flintshire]]

Revision as of 12:29, 18 May 2013

WalesGotoarrow.pngFlintshireGotoarrow.pngGwaenysgor

Gwaenysgor, or Gwaunysgor, is a village and ecclesiastical parish in Flintshire, 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 Flintshire.

History

In 1856: "This parish, which is embosomed in hills, and surrounded by lofty mountains, abounds with lead ore, and very extensive mines have been worked for many years with considerable advantage to the proprietors.
The village is pleasantly situated at the base of a ridge of hills, on the summit of which are numerous verdant tumuli, supposed to be the sepulchres of persons of distinction at some remote period." [From Handbook for the Vale of Clwyd, William Davis, 1856]

For more information on Gwaenysgor see: Genuki - Gwaenysgor

Administration

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

Records

Civil Registration

Church Records

Census Records

Probate Records

Poor Law Union Records

Maps and Gazetteers

Web Sites