In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ysgeifiog like this:
YSCEFIOG, a parish, with nine townships, in Holywell district, Flint; 5 miles SW of Holywell r. station. Post town, Holywell. Acres, 5,905. Real property, £3,535. Pop. in 1851, 1,710; in 1861, 1,475. Houses, 334. The decrease of pop. arose from diminution of employment in lead mines. The property is subdivided. ...
A gold torque was found in 1816. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £700.* Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church was rebuilt in 1835. The parish includes sections of Brynford Gorsedd, and Rhesycae chapelries. There are a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, and charities £8.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ysgeifiog in Flintshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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