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'''Holywell''' (Welsh: '''Treffynnon''') is a town, [[Communities in Wales|community]] and ecclesiastical parish in [[Flintshire]], [[Wales]].
  
=== History  ===
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Before 1974 the town 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]].
  
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== History  ==
  
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In 1831: "The town of '''Holywell''' is situated on the estuary of the Dee nearly opposite to Parkgate. ... It is built on the declevity of a hill gradually extending to the sea, the surrounding hills forming a kind of amphitheatre. ... The town of Holywell ranks the first in the principality of Wales. Its inhabitants are intelligent and enterprising, and few places can boast of society being better cemented, or good cheer and hospitality more uniformly practised." [From ''The Histories of Holywell, Flint, St. Asaph and Rhuddlan, Poole, 1831'']
  
"The town of Holywell is situated on the estuary of the Dee nearly opposite to Parkgate. ... It is built on the declevity of a hill gradually extending to the sea, the surrounding hills forming a kind of amphitheatre. ... The town of Holywell ranks the first in the principality of Wales. Its inhabitants are intelligent and enterprising, and few places can boast of society being better cemented, or good cheer and hospitality more uniformly practised." [From The Histories of Holywell, Flint, St. Asaph and Rhuddlan, Poole, 1831]  
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For more information on Holywell see: [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/FLN/Holywell/index.html Genuki - Holywell]  
  
Holywell is one of the "ancient parishes" of Flintshire. It originally comprised the townships of Holywell, Brynford, Bagillt Fawr, Bagillt Fechan, Calcot, Coleshill Fawr, Coleshill Fechan, Greenfield, Stokyn and Wellstone (or Trefynnon). On 23 May 1844, the new parish of Bagillt was created from the townships of Bagillt Fawr, Bagillt Fechan, Coleshill Fawr and Coleshill Fechan. In 1854, most of the township of Brynford was lost to the new parish of Brynford. In 1983, the area of Wellstone was transferred to the parish of Brynford. For more information see [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/FLN/Holywell/index.html Holywell, Flintshire at genuki.org.uk]<br>
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== Administration  ==
  
=== <br>Records  ===
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| before 31 March 1974
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| 1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996
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| from 1 April 1996
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| [[Flintshire]]
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==== <br>Civil Registration ====
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== Records ==
  
==== <br>Church Records ====
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=== Civil Registration ===
  
==== <br>Census Records  ====
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=== Church Records  ===
  
==== <br>Probate Records  ====
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=== Census Records  ===
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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=== Probate Records ===
  
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk Vision of Britain]
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=== Poor Law Union Records  ===
  
=== Web Sites <br><br> ===
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
[[Category:Flintshire Parishes]]
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/368 Vision of Britain - Holywell]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/eglwysi/holywell.htm Holywell Parish Church] at Clwyd FHS
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*[http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/cofadeiladau/holywell_wm.htm Holywell War Memorial] at Clwyd FHS
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[[Category:Flintshire]] [[Category:Parishes_of_Historic_Flintshire]]

Revision as of 12:04, 18 May 2013

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Holywell (Welsh: Treffynnon) is a town, community and ecclesiastical parish in Flintshire, Wales.

Before 1974 the town 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 1831: "The town of Holywell is situated on the estuary of the Dee nearly opposite to Parkgate. ... It is built on the declevity of a hill gradually extending to the sea, the surrounding hills forming a kind of amphitheatre. ... The town of Holywell ranks the first in the principality of Wales. Its inhabitants are intelligent and enterprising, and few places can boast of society being better cemented, or good cheer and hospitality more uniformly practised." [From The Histories of Holywell, Flint, St. Asaph and Rhuddlan, Poole, 1831]

For more information on Holywell see: Genuki - Holywell

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