In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Mold like this:
Mold.-- parl. bor., par., township, and market town, Flintshire, in fertile valley on river Alyn, 6 miles S. of Flint by road, and 13¼ miles W. of Chester and 192 NW. of London by rail - par., 18,772 ac., pop. 15,363; township, 12,838 ac., pop. 13,029; parl. bor., 864 ac., pop. 5055; town, 651 ac., pop. ...
4320; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Mold is situated in a district of great mineral wealth, and in the neighbourhood are extensive collieries, lead mines, limestone quarries, mineral oilworks, and potteries. There are also in the neighbourhood many British, Roman, and other antiquities. The county assizes and quarter sessions are held at Mold. Mold is one of the Flint District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mold in Flintshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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