Leeswood

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Leeswood
Welsh: Coed-llai
Leeswood is located in Flintshire
Leeswood
Leeswood
 Leeswood shown within Flintshire
Population 2,143 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ267601
Principal area Flintshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MOLD
Postcode district CH7
Dialling code 01352
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Delyn
Welsh Assembly Delyn
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire

Coordinates: 53°07′59″N 3°05′42″W / 53.133°N 3.095°W / 53.133; -3.095

Leeswood (Welsh: Coed-llai) is a small village and community in Flintshire, Wales, about four miles from the historic market town of Mold. At the 2001 Census, the population was 2,143.[1]

It was the centre of attention during the Mold Riot of 1869, where the owners of the mine refused to allow the speaking of the Welsh language in the mines.

Around a quarter of Leeswood’s resident population has some knowledge of the Welsh language, exceeding the county’s average of 21.4%. In all categories of linguistic competency, the ward performs around the Flintshire average, although the proportion of those able only to understand spoken Welsh is higher than the county and national average.

The famous White Gates of Leeswood Hall were attributed to the Davies brothers of Wrexham. The family of smiths were known in the 18th Century for their high-quality work using wrought-iron.

The "White Gates" at Leeswood Hall, attributed to Robert and John Davies

The Wynne baronets were later to live in Leeswood Hall around the middle of the 18th century. The family history of the baronets can be traced to the lineage of Welsh kings and princes, as well as Owain Glyndŵr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Leeswood, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 25 September 2008 

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