Cilcain  Flintshire


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

CILCEN, or Kilken, a village and a parish in Holywell district, Flint. The village stands near the river Alen, under Moel-Fammau hill, 4 miles W by N of Mold r. station, and 7¾ S of Holywell; and has a post office under Flint. The parish contains the townships of Llan, in which the village is situated, Cefyn, Llysdan-hunedd, Llys-y-coed, Maes-y-groes, Mechlas, and Trellynian. ...

Acres, 6, 403. Real property, £5, 955; of which £430 are in mines. Pop., 1, 028. Houses, 223. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £300.* Patron the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church has a beautiful carved roof, said to have been brought from Basingwerk abbey; and it contains a very remarkable font, and was recently restored. The p. curacy of Rhydymwyn, constituted in 1863, is a separate benefice.

Cilcain through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th April 2018

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