Ewloe

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Ewloe
Welsh: Ewlo
Ewloe is located in Flintshire
Ewloe
Ewloe
 Ewloe shown within Flintshire
Population 4,862 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ303663
Principal area Flintshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEESIDE
Postcode district CH5
Dialling code 01244
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Alyn and Deeside
Welsh Assembly Alyn and Deeside, North Wales
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire

Coordinates: 53°11′20″N 3°02′38″W / 53.189°N 3.044°W / 53.189; -3.044

Ewloe (/ˈjuːl/; Welsh: Ewlo, Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɛʊlɔ]) is a small town in Flintshire, Wales, contiguous with Hawarden and Buckley and near to Queensferry and Shotton. Situated close to the Flintshire/Cheshire sector of the Wales-England border, Ewloe forms part of Deeside. The A55 expressway passes through the town and its most notable landmark is Ewloe Castle. At the 2001 Census, the population was 4,862 (2,390 males, 2,472 females).[1]

In 2004 professional footballer Michael Owen bought a small street of houses, Austen Close in Ewloe, for his extended family. He also grew up and owned a house nearby.[2]

Economy[edit]

Ewloe grew rapidly during the late 1990s and early 2000s and is now the home of the internet based Moneysupermarket.com and construction company Redrow. HSBC Bank along with many other firms including Unilever can be found in Ewloe, who now occupy what used to be the old Alyn and Deeside District Council Office.

The De Vere Group chain of hotels hosts the 'St David's Hotel' just off the A55 road network in Ewloe. The St David's Park housing estate was built in the 1990s and is known as being a prestigious estate popular with young professionals and families respectively. Increasing numbers of new property and the resulted increase to population in Ewloe has led to the opening of a new Co-op supermarket, despite the original Co-op opposite the Ewloe Post Office, in Ewloe, which clearly starts at Wood Lane (see the sign on the corner of Wood Lane and The Hwy, this is the boundary of Ewloe / Hawarden, so the Co-op is 100m inside of Ewloe), still being open.

Local residents have shown opposition to plans for the construction of a "superpub" complex in Ewloe by Marston's plc.However, the council have approved plans to build the superpub in St Davids Park, which then opened in September 2010, but was damaged in an Arson attack early morning on 6 February 2011.[3][4]

Notable former residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Ewloe, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 29 May 2008 
  2. ^ Star's old home for sale, BBC News, 12 January 2004, retrieved 3 April 2008 
  3. ^ Controversial £3m Flintshire superpub back on
  4. ^ Arson attack on Ewloe super pub
  5. ^ "Idwal Davies". Former Southport players. Port Online. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 

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