Caergwrle  Flintshire


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

CAERGWRLE, a township in Hope parish. Flint; on Watt's Dyke, the river Alan, and the Wrexham and Mold railway, 5 miles NNW of Wrexham. It has a post office under Wrexham, and a r. station. It was a Roman station, an outpost of Deva. Tiles inscribed with the name of the 20th legion, a hypocaust or vapour bath, and other Roman relics have been found at it; and traces of Roman smelting works and of two Roman roads are in the neighbourhood. ...

A castle stood at it, on a lofty hill, prior to the time of Henry II.; was visited by Edward I. and his queen; was soon afterwards burned down by accident: and seems to have been rebuilt in 1307. A mutilated circular tower of the castle, and some fragments of the walls, still remain. Fairs are held on Shrove-Tuesday, 10 May, 12 Aug., and 27 Oct. Caergwrle is a borough, under charter from the Black Prince, with government by a mayor and two bailiffs; and unites with Flint and seven other places in sending a member to parliament; but, as a borough, includes Estyn or Hope township, and part of Rhanberfedd. Pop., 844. Houses, 179.

Caergwrle through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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