Llanasa  Flintshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanasa like this:

LLANASA, or LLANASAPH, a parish in Holywell district, Flint; on the estuary of the Dee at its mouth, on Offa's dyke, and on the Chester and Holyhead railway, between Mostyn and Prestatyn stations, 6½ miles NW by N of Holywell. It has a post office under Holywell; and it contains the townships of Axton, Gronant, Gwespyr, Kelston, Picton, Trelogan, and Trewaclod. ...

Acres, 10,809; of which 4,959 are water. Real property, £9,199; of which £920 are in quarries, and £24 in mines. Pop. in 1851,2,732; in 1861,2,882. Houses, 595. The property is divided among a few. Talacre, a modern mansion, is the seat of Sir Piers Mostyn, Bart.; Gyrn, a castellated mansion, is the seat of E. Bates, Esq.; and Golden Grove is the seat of Col. Morgan. Llanasa Hill, or Corseddan, has an altitude of about 700 feet, and is crowned by a signal-tower. The Point of Air at the Dee's mouth, has an iron lighthouse, standing on nine pillars; and shows two fixed lights,-the one 49 feet above highwater mark, and visible at the distance of 11 miles, -the other at the height of only 12 feet, and intended to guide the navigation of vessels over the sands. A valuable freestone, which furnished the material for Liverpool workhouse, is quarried at Gwespyr; and coal, iron ore, and lead ore, are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £297. * Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. The church was rebuilt in 1737; has windows of stained glass, said to have been brought from Basingwerk abbey; and contains several old monuments. There are endowed schools with £22 a year, and other charities £15. The Rev. H. Parry, the friend of Pennant, was vicar.

Llanasa through time

Llanasa is now part of Flintshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Flintshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llanasa itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanasa in Flintshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th June 2018

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