Cilcen or Cilcain, Flintshire

Historical Description

Cilcen, or Cilcain, a village and a parish in Flintshire, three-fourths of a mile W of the river Alyn, and 4¼ miles W by N of Mold, under which is the post office; money order and telegraph office, Nannerch. Railway stations —Rhydymwyn, 2¼miles; and Nannerch, 3 miles. The parish for ecclesiastical purposes has been divided —portions having been assigned to Rhydymwyn and Rhesycae, where churches have been built. The parish contains the townships of Trellan, Maes-y-groes, Llysycoed, and part of Cefn. Acreage, 6570; population of the civil parish, 740; of the ecclesiastical, 403. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; value, about £200 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, restored in 1888, has a beautiful carved roof, said to have been brought from Basingwerk Abbey, near Holywell. It contains a Norman font, an old stoup, as well as many stone coffin-lids with partly destroyed Latin inscriptions upon them. There is also the shaft of a stone cross to be seen in the churchyard. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel.

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

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