Church of St Mary the Virgin, Halkyn, from the west
Halkyn shown within Flintshire
|Population||2,876 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Halkyn (Welsh: Helygain [heˈləgain]; Flintshire Welsh: Lygian [ˈləgjan]) is a village in Flintshire, north-east Wales and situated between Pentre Halkyn, Northop and Rhosesmor. At the 2001 Census the population of the community was 2,876.
Halkyn is one of the ancient parishes of Flintshire, originally comprising the townships of Hendrefigillt, Lygan y Llan and Lygan y Wern. The areas was notable during the Roman occupation for the mining of lead. The village was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Alchene, when it was then part of Cheshire, in England.
Halkyn also had many pubs back in the early 19th Century. There was lots of pubs such as the Crown Inn now known as Crown Cottages which is on the left side as you go towards Rhes-Y-Cae from the old post office. Also the Royal Oak Halkyn now known as the Old Royal Oak (which is directly opposite the Blue Bell down a lane going towards Pen-Y-Parc) it has now been sold into private hands. Raven known as Raven Cottage located in The Catch and the award winning Blue Bell Inn which is still serving a pint for the villagers to enjoy today. There was also a few shops there was a butchers a post office originally run from Holly House then after moved over the road which has now closed also the Crown Inn was a shop up until 1892 when it was licensed as a beer house and also there was a shop located at a house called Scraton House a big orange house which has over recent years had its name changed to Swn-Y-Mynydd the shop was called 'Scranton Stores' which is understandable because the original name of the house was 'Scranton House' now a private house.
The village had a post office (which closed in April 2011), and has a parish church, a public house and a library, but few other facilities. It has two public houses, The Britannia and the Blue Bell Inn.
- 2001 Census: Halkyn (community), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 17 March 2009