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Denbigh, Denbighshire (Dinbych)

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Denbigh, Denbighshire (Dinbych)

Administrative CountyDenbighshire
Traditional CountyDenbighshire
OS GridSJ0566
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales

Other names by which Denbigh, Denbighshire (Dinbych) has been known in the past

Denbigh/Dinbych ~ Dinbych ~ Caledfryn ~ Cled Fryn Yn Ross ~ Denbeigh

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

Denbigh, cap. of co., parl. and mun. bor., market town, and par., with ry. sta., Denbighshire, 25 miles W. of Chester and 205 miles NW. of London -- bor., 8987 ac., pop. 6535; pan, 1609 ac., pop. 4422; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday; is finely situated near the centre of the Vale of Clwyd, on a rocky eminence, the summit of which is crowned by the ruins of a castle of the time of Edward I. The town hall dates from 1572. The free grammar-school was founded in 1727, and Howell's female orphan school in 1860. At D. is a lunatic asylum for 5 counties of North Wales. D. has mfrs. of shoes and gloves, and some tanning. The bor. unites with Ruthin, Wrexham, and Holt in returning 1 member to Parliament.

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