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Overton, Wrexham (Owrtyn)

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Overton, Wrexham (Owrtyn)

Overton-on-Dee is a small rural town and a local government community, the lowest tier of local government, part of Wrexham County Borough in Wales. It is situated on the edge of an escarpment which winds its way around the course of the River Dee, which Overton-on-Dee derives its name from. The community of Overton, which also includes the village of Lightwood Green and a number of small hamlets, had a total population of 1,276 at the 2001 census.
Post townWREXHAM
Administrative CountyWrexham
Traditional CountyFlintshire
OS GridSJ3741
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01978

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

Overton/Owrtyn ~ Owrtyn ~ Ovreton

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

Overton, parl. bor. and par., in detached part of Flintshire, near river Dee, 4½ miles NW. of Ellesmere, 4467 ac., pop. 1131; P.O., T.O. Overton was once a market town, and still has fairs. Traces of the castle built by Madoc ap Meredydd, Prince of Powis, still exist. Overton is one of the Flint District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

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