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Prestatyn, Denbighshire

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Prestatyn, Denbighshire

Prestatyn is a seaside resort, town and community in Denbighshire, Wales. It is located on the Irish Sea coast, to the east of Rhuddlan. At the 2001 Census, Prestatyn had a population of 18,496.
Post townPRESTATYN
Administrative CountyDenbighshire
Traditional CountyFlintshire
OS GridSJ0682
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01745
Population18,496 (2001)
 

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

Prestetone

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

Prestatyn.-- small market town with ry. sta., Llanasa and Meliden pars., Flintshire, 4 miles E. of Rhyl, pop. 654; P.O. Market-day, Saturday. Prestatyn is an ancient place, and has traces of an old castle built before time of Henry II.; the town is situated on the verge of a level and exceedingly fertile tract of land. The Talargoch lead mines are in vicinity, and give employment to a number of the inhabitants.

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