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Rhuddlan, Denbighshire

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Rhuddlan, Denbighshire

Rhuddlan (approximately "RITH-lan") is a town and community in the county of Denbighshire within the historic boundaries of Flintshire, in north Wales. It is situated to the south of the coastal town of Rhyl and overlooks the River Clwyd. The town gave its name to the Welsh district of Rhuddlan from 1974 to 1996. At the 2001 Census, the population was 4,296.
Administrative CountyDenbighshire
Traditional CountyFlintshire
OS GridSJ0278
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01745
Population4,296 (2001)

Other names by which Rhuddlan, Denbighshire has been known in the past

Rhyddlan ~ Rhyddlan A Decayed Town ~ Rughlan ~ Roelend ~ Roelent

Rhuddlan, Denbighshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rhuddlan.-- (or Rhyddlan), parl. bor. and par., Flintshire, on river Clwyd, 3 miles N W. of St Asaph and 7½ NW. of Denbigh by rail - par. (containing Rhyl), 4730 ac., pop. 7426; bor. (extending into St Asaph par.), 3272 ac., pop. 1242; P.O., T.O. Rhuddlan was anciently a place of importance, and has the ruins of a castle of great strength said to date from the beginning of the llth century, the remains of an old religious establishment, and a fragment of the building where Edward I. held his Parliament in 1283. Between the town and the sea, 3 miles distant, is Rhuddlan Marsh, where the Welsh, under Caradoc, were defeated in 795 by the Saxons, under Offa king of Mercia. The river is navigable by small vessels up to Rhuddlan, where it is crossed by a 2-arch bridge, built or improved in 1595. It is one of the Flint District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

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