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=== History  ===
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'''Halkyn''' (Welsh: '''Helygain''') is a village, [[Communities in Wales|community]] and ecclesiastical parish in [[Flintshire]], [[Wales]].
  
Alternately spelled Halkyn or Helygain.  
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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]].  
  
"The village, which has arisen within the present century, and greatly increased since the discovery of some rich mines in the vicinity, is pleasantly situated in a fertile district; and the elevated ground adjacent to it commands a fine prospect of the surrounding scenery which, on the north, east and south expands into an almost boundless view. .... At a small distance from the village rises the Halkin mountain, rich in mineral treasures. It extends into the parishes of Northop, Ysceiviog, and Holywell, and forms one continued series of excavations made in search of lead-ore, of which no part of the principality has been more productive."<br> [ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, S. Lewis, 1849]
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== History  ==
  
Halkyn is one of the "ancient parishes" of Flintshire, comprising the townships of Hendrefigillt, Lygan y Llan and Lygan y Wern. On 27 June 1848, the township of Hendrefigillt went to the new parish of Rhesycae. Archdeacon Thomas (1911) states that on 31 March 1865, part of the township of Lygan y Llan went to the new parish of Rhydymwyn, but from a study of the township boundaries, that seems to be unlikely.&nbsp; For more information see [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/FLN/Halkyn/index.html Halkyn, Flintshire at genuki.org.uk]<br>
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In 1849: "The village, which has arisen within the present century, and greatly increased since the discovery of some rich mines in the vicinity, is pleasantly situated in a fertile district; and the elevated ground adjacent to it commands a fine prospect of the surrounding scenery which, on the north, east and south expands into an almost boundless view. .... At a small distance from the village rises the Halkin mountain, rich in mineral treasures. It extends into the parishes of Northop, Ysceiviog, and Holywell, and forms one continued series of excavations made in search of lead-ore, of which no part of the principality has been more productive." [ ''A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, S. Lewis, 1849'']  
  
=== <br>Records  ===
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For more information on Halkyn see: [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/FLN/Halkyn/index.html Genuki - Halkyn]
  
==== <br>Civil Registration ====
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== Administration ==
  
==== <br>Church Records  ====
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| before 31 March 1974
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| 1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996
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| [[County of Clwyd|Clwyd]]
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| from 1 April 1996
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| [[Flintshire]]
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==== <br>Census Records  ====
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== Records  ==
  
==== <br>Probate Records ====
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=== Civil Registration ===
  
=== <br>Maps and Gazetteers ===
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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/4346 Vision of Britain - Halkyn]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/eglwysi/halkyn.htm Halkyn Parish Church] at Clwyd FHS
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*[http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/cofadeiladau/halkyn_wm.htm Halkyn War Memorial] at Clwyd FHS
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[[Category:Flintshire]] [[Category:Parishes_of_Historic_Flintshire]]

Revision as of 12:08, 18 May 2013

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Halkyn (Welsh: Helygain) is a village, community 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 1849: "The village, which has arisen within the present century, and greatly increased since the discovery of some rich mines in the vicinity, is pleasantly situated in a fertile district; and the elevated ground adjacent to it commands a fine prospect of the surrounding scenery which, on the north, east and south expands into an almost boundless view. .... At a small distance from the village rises the Halkin mountain, rich in mineral treasures. It extends into the parishes of Northop, Ysceiviog, and Holywell, and forms one continued series of excavations made in search of lead-ore, of which no part of the principality has been more productive." [ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, S. Lewis, 1849]

For more information on Halkyn see: Genuki - Halkyn

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