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Prestatyn, Flintshire

Historical Description

Prestatyn, a village and an ecclesiastical district formed out of the parishes of Meliden and Llanasa, Flintshire, in 1860. The village lies on the sea coast within ten minutes' walk of the shore, and is very much frequented in the summer season. It stands 4 miles E of Rhyl, and has a station on the Chester and Holy head section of the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Rhyl. Population of the ecclesiastical district, with Nant, 647. In 1894 Nant and Prestatyn were formed into a new urban sanitary district with nine councillors. A castle was built here before the time of Henry II., and belonged successively to the Banasters, the Crevecoeurs, the Conways, and others; and was evidently an outpost of the English raiders, as the name of the district reminds us even up to the present day- Englefield, i.e. The Englishfield. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; gross value, £35 9 with residence. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop of St Asaph. There are a Calvinistic and two 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. Asaph1896 - 1974

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Land and Property

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