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Mostyn, Flintshire

Historical Description

Mostyn, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Whitford parish, Flintshire. The village stands on the coast of the estuary of the Dee, 3½ miles NW by N of Holywell, lias a station on the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Holywell, and gives the title of Baron to the family of Mostyn. Coal is extensively worked, and there is an export quay. There are also lead and copper works. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1S45. Population, 1669. There is a parish council consisting of fifteen members. Mostyn Hall is the seat of Lord Mostyn, was formerly called Tremostyn, dates partly from the time of Henry VI., is mainly Tudor, and has been much modernized; includes a good library, an ancient hall, hung with tapestry; contains many family portraits, including one of Sir Roger Mostyn and his lady by Mytens; contains also a curious pedigree-roll, and a very interesting ancient golden torque, and other Welsh antiquities; was the scene of a remarkable escape of Henry of Richmond, afterwards Henry VII., from some troops of Richard III.; and is approached by a fine old gateway and an avenue of trees. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; gross value, £300' with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church is good, and there are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

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

Land and Property

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Postal districtCH8
Post TownHolywell