Holywell  Flintshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Holywell like this:

Holywell.-- parl. bor., market town, and par., on Dee estuary, Flintshire, 4½ miles NW. of Flint, 16 miles NW. of Chester, and 207 miles NW. of London - par. (partly in bor. of Flint), 7808 ac., pop. 9963; parl. bor., 2427 ac. pop. 7862; town, 1126 ac., pop. 3090; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. ...

Holywell is a prosperous town, with large and varied industries, comprisinglead, iron, and copper works, tanning and brewnng, mfrs. of paper, flannel, Roman cement, machinery, &c. There are also extensive collieries. Near the church is the well of St Winifred, celebrated as a shrine. Holywell is one of the Flint Boroughs: which see.

Holywell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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