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Wrexham, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Wrexham, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales. It is the administrative centre of the wider Wrexham County Borough, located in the east of the region. It is situated between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee Valley close to the border with Cheshire, England. As the largest town in the north of Wales, it is a major centre of the region's commercial, retail and educational infrastructure.
Post townWREXHAM
Administrative CountyWrexham
Traditional CountyDenbighshire
OS GridSJ3350
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01978
Population42,576
 

Other names by which Wrexham, Wrexham (Wrecsam) has been known in the past

Wrexham/Wrecsam ~ Wrecsam ~ Wrexham Abbot and Wrexham Regis ~ Wrightelesham ~ Wrightesham ~ Writtles Ham

Wrexham, Wrexham (Wrecsam) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wrexham, parl. and mun. bor., in SE. of Denbighshire, and par., partly also in Flintshire, on river Clywedog, 12 miles SW. of Chester and 179 miles NW. of London by rail - par., 15,879 ac., pop. 28,846; mun. bor., 1297 ac., pop. 10,978; parl. bor. (including Ertbig township, in Ciresford par.), 1791 ac., pop. 12,333; 2 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. Wrexham was long an important town on the Welsh border. It was known to the Saxons as Wrightesham. The parish church of St Giles, built about 1470, is one of the finest in North Wales. The town is situated at the junction of the Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Oswestry, and Chester roads, in a district containing coal, lead, and iron mines. It has large breweries, tanneries, &c., and in the vicinity are the Cefn-y-Bedd papermills. Wrexham was incorporated in 1857. It is one of the Denbigh Boroughs, which return 1 member to Parliament.

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