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Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey (Caergybi)

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Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey (Caergybi)

Administrative CountyIsle of Anglesey
Traditional CountyAnglesey
OS GridSH2482
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales

Other names by which Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey (Caergybi) has been known in the past

Holyhead/Caergybi ~ Caergybi ~ Caer Cybi ~ Caer Guby ~ Holly Head ~ Hollyhead ~ Holy Head ~ The Head

Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey (Caergybi) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Holyhead, seaport town and par., on north side of Holyhead Island, Anglesey, 24 miles NW. of Bangor, 60 miles from Dublin, and 261 miles from London - par., 7988 ac. (540 water), pop. 9689; seaport, 330 ac., pop. 8680; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. The port possesses 2 fine harbours of refuge for ships of all sizes. Its prosperity is dne to the extensive railway and steamboat traffic, mainly supported by the Dublin mail packets and the London and North-Western Railway. The passage to Dublin takes about 4 hours. At the outer end of the breakwater is a fixed light (Holyhead) 66 ft. above high water and seen 13 miles. Holyhead united with Beaumaris, Amlwch, and Llangefni in returning 1 member till 1885.

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