Meliden  Flintshire


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

MELIDEN, a township and a parish in the district of St. Asaph and county of Flint. The township lies on the coast and on the Chester and Holy head railway, 2 miles SW of Prestatyn r. station, and 4½ N by E of St. Asaph. The parish contains also the townships of Nant and Prestatyn, the latter of which has a post office under Rhyl. ...

Acres, 4,722; of which 3,115 are water. Real property, £12,920; of which £.9,452 are in mines. Pop., 1,250. Houses, 292. The property is divided among a few. Nant was a seat of the Conways; and Prestatyn had formerly a castle. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Valne, £183.* Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. The church is good. 'T he vicarage of Prestatyn is a separate benefice. Bouchery's charity for four clergymen yields £75 a year.

Meliden through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th May 2018

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