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Holywell, Flintshire (Treffynnon)

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Holywell, Flintshire (Treffynnon)

Administrative CountyFlintshire
Traditional CountyFlintshire
OS GridSJ1875
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales

Other names by which Holywell, Flintshire (Treffynnon) has been known in the past

Holywell/Treffynnon ~ Treffynnon ~ Haly Well ~ Holly Well ~ Hollywell ~ Holy Well

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

Holywell.-- parl. bor., market town, and par., on Dee estuary, Flintshire, 4½ miles NW. of Flint, 16 miles NW. of Chester, and 207 miles NW. of London - par. (partly in bor. of Flint), 7808 ac., pop. 9963; parl. bor., 2427 ac. pop. 7862; town, 1126 ac., pop. 3090; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. Holywell is a prosperous town, with large and varied industries, comprisinglead, iron, and copper works, tanning and brewnng, mfrs. of paper, flannel, Roman cement, machinery, &c. There are also extensive collieries. Near the church is the well of St Winifred, celebrated as a shrine. Holywell is one of the Flint Boroughs: which see.

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