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Babell, Flintshire

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Babell, Flintshire

Babell is a hamlet in Flintshire, Wales. It is part of the community of Ysgeifiog. The hamlet takes its name from the Babell Methodist chapel, built in 1836, but the surrounding area was formerly known as Gelliloveday or Gellilyfdy (a township of Ysgeifiog parish). The name Gellilyfdy was recorded in the Domesday book, and possibly means "wych elm wood" (from Welsh gelli, "wood", and llwyv, llwyfanen, "wych elm"). There is a section of the ancient earthwork Offa's Dyke nearby at Llyn-Ddu.
Administrative CountyFlintshire
Traditional CountyFlintshire
OS GridSJ1573
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh

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