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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cilcain in Flintshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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