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Ewloe Town and Ewloe Wood, Flintshire

Historical Description

Ewloe Town and Ewloe Wood, two townships in Haw-arden parish, Flintshire, 2 miles NW of Hawarden. Ewloe Castle is of great but unknown antiquity, was described, three centuries ago, by Leiand, as "a ruinous castelet or pile," stands in a deep wooded dingle, commanding three wooded glens, and comprises two parts-an oblong tower, rounded at the sides, and defended by a strong wall, and an oblong court, with remains of a circular tower. A large detachment of Henry II.'s army was surprised and defeated in Ewloe Wood, or Coed-Euloe, in 1157, by the sons of Owain Gwnedd.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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