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Meliden, Flintshire

Historical Description

Meliden, a township and a parish in Flintshire. The township lies on the coast, 2 miles SW of Prestatyn station on the Chester and Holyhead section of the L. & N.W.R., and 4½ N by E of St Asaph. It has a post office under Rhyl; money order and telegraph office, Prestatyn. The parish contains also the townships of Nant and Prestatyn. Acreage, 2068, with 509 of adjacent foreshore; population of the civil parish, 1035; of the ecclesiastical, 388. Nant was a seat of the Conways, and Prestatyn had formerly a castle. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £271 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church is good. The vicarage of Prestatyn is a separate benefice. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 districtSt. Asaph1837 - 1934

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Meliden from 1837 to 1934 you should search for the St. Asaph Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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