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Whitford, Flintshire (Chwitffordd)

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Whitford, Flintshire (Chwitffordd)

Whitford is a village near Holywell in Flintshire, northeast Wales. It is best known as the former home of traveller and writer Thomas Pennant. Whitford is also well known for the visit of Paul Scholes in 2011.
Administrative CountyFlintshire
Traditional CountyFlintshire
OS GridSJ1478
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales

Other names by which Whitford, Flintshire (Chwitffordd) has been known in the past

Whitford/Chwitffordd ~ Chwitffordd ~ Widford

Whitford, Flintshire (Chwitffordd) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Whitford.-- par. and vil., Flintshire, in NW. of co.- par. (containing Mostyn and part of Gorsedd), 8247 ac., pop. 4136; vil., 2 miles SW. of Mostyn sta. and 3 NW. of Holy well; P.O. Large coal mines, limestone quarries, and freestone quarries give employment to the inhabitants; lead and zinc are also worked. Several important seats are in the par.

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