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Hanmer, Flintshire

Historical Description

Hanmer, a village, a township, and a parish in Flintshire. The village stands near the boundary with Salop, 3 miles N of Bettisfield station on the Cambrian railway, and 5 NE of EUesmere, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Whitchurch. The township comprises 2303 acres; population, 439. The parish contains also the townships of Bettisfield, Bronington, Halghton, Tybroughton, and Willington. Acreage, 14, 808; population of the civil parish, 2317; of the ecclesiastical, 1298. Bettisfield Park is the ancient seat of the Hanmer family, and Gred-ington Hall is a seat of Lord Renyon. Hanmer Mere covers about 73 acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £275. The church is of the time of Henry VII., had magnificent carved oak ceilings, and contained monuments of Speaker Hanmer and Lord Chief-Justice Renyon and of others of these families. The monuments were destroyed by fire in 1889. The church has been rebuilt on the old lines, at a cost of £7000. There is a peal of six bells.

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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