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Meliden, Denbighshire (Gallt Melyd)

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Meliden, Denbighshire (Gallt Melyd)

Meliden is a village between Prestatyn and Dyserth in Denbighshire, Wales. It grew up around the locality of lead mines and limestone quarries. The placename "Meliden" has variously been claimed to be derived from that of Bishop Melitus or St. Melyd (the village has the church of St. Melyd as its main place of worship); its Welsh placename, "Gallt Melyd", means "wooded hill of Melyd".
Administrative CountyDenbighshire
Traditional CountyFlintshire
OS GridSJ0680
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
 

Other names by which Meliden, Denbighshire (Gallt Melyd) has been known in the past

Meliden/Gallt Melyd ~ Gallt Melyd ~ Ruestoch

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

Meliden, par. and vil., Flintshire, 4½ miles NE. of St Asaph, 2068 ac. and 509 foreshore, pop. 1137; P.O.

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