Caergwrle, a village, a township, and a contributory parliamentary borough in Hope parish, Flintshire, on the river Alyn, 5 miles NNW of Wrexham, with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wrexham, and a station on the Wrexham, Mold, and Connah's Quay railway. Bridge End station, on the same line, is near the village. Population, 1128. It unites with Flint, Holywell, Mold, St Asaph, Rhuddlan, Overton, and Caerwys in returning a representative to the House of Commons. 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. Traces of the British post of Caer Estyn are in the neighbourhood. There are Congregational and Presbyterian chapels. The township is noted for its tool manufactory.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Flintshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Caergwrle are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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