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Bettisfield, Flintshire

Historical Description

Bettisfield, a township and ecclesiastical parish in Hanmer parish, Flintshire, in the detached portion of the county lying between Shropshire and Denbighshire, with a station on the Cambrian railway, 3 miles SE of Hanmer, and 4¼ NE of Ellesmere. It has a post office under Whitchurch; money order and telegraph office, Hanmer. Acreage, 2308; population, 395. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £222 with residence. Patron, Sir Wyndham Hanmer, Bart., wliose family seat is Bettisfield Park, and amongst whose ancestors were Sir Thomas Hanmer, Speaker in Queen Anne's reign and editor of Shakespeare, and Sir John Hanmer, Constable of Carnarvon Castle in the time of Edward I.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtEllesmere1837 - 1935
Registration districtOverton1935 - 1953
Registration districtMaelor1954 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Flintshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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