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Newmarket, Flintshire

Historical Description

Newmarket, a village and a parish in Flintshire. The village stands near Offa's Dyke, 3 miles SE of Prestatyn station on the L. & N.W.R., and 7 NW of Holywell; was once a market-town, and has a post office under Rhuddlan (R.S.O.); money order office, Dyserth; telegraph office, Prestatyn. The parish comprises 1075 acres; population, 383. A very large tumulus, the highest in the country, covering more than an acre, is at the Gop, and is supposed to have been erected for a burial-place to Queen Boadicea of the Britons. The summit of the tumulus is called the " Clip of the Gop." There is a most interesting cave on the side of The hill a little below the tumulus. A carved pillar is at Maen Achwynfan, and many barrows are on the heights. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church is ancient, with a fine stained glass window, and the churchyard contains a richly ornamented cross of the 13th century. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Calvinistic Methodist 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 districtHolywell1837 - 1974

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Land and Property

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