Nannerch

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Coordinates: 53°12′58″N 3°15′00″W / 53.216°N 3.25°W / 53.216; -3.25

Nannerch
Welsh: Nannerch
Nannerch main road - geograph.org.uk - 132327.jpg
Main road through the village of Nannerch
Nannerch is located in Flintshire
Nannerch
Nannerch
 Nannerch shown within Flintshire
Population 531 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ166695
Principal area Flintshire
Ceremonial county Flintshire
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BUCKLEY
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

Nannerch is a village in Flintshire, Wales. It is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the 2001 Census the population of Nannerch was 531.[1]

History[edit]

Nannerch is one of the ancient parishes of Flintshire, made up of the townships of Trellan, Trefechan, Trecwm and Tre Penbedw.

It is an ancient village, sitting on a bedrock of carboniferous limestone, overlain by glacial boulder clay with glacial hollows. The limestone has been used in the construction of many local buildings. The ruins of Iron Age hill forts at Pen-y-Cloddiau and Moel Arthur are situated in the nearby hills.[2]

The old church, which was dedicated to St. Mary, was demolished in 1852, and a new building was erected on the same site. The new church, which is dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, was consecrated on 29 September 1853. The church was designed by Thomas W. Wyatt, of London, the architect of the neighbouring churches of Brynford and Gorsedd.

Nannerch has no shops[citation needed] but has an 18th-century inn called The Cross Foxes.

The village also has a primary school. There are currently around 60 pupils enrolled. On the same site as the Victorian primary school is a small sports development consisting of a tennis court which doubles as a basketball/netball court and five-a-side football pitch, a grass football pitch and a bowling green. The bowling green also has a French-style boules piste next to it.

Nannerch is visited by a doctor once a week at the village hall on Tuesday morning. On Thursday there is a Post Office counter in the hall[citation needed].

Theatre[edit]

The village has a dramatic group called the Nannerch Players. The Players perform two shows a year; one of these will be a pantomime, performed just before Christmas. One full-length play performed in the summer months (usually May–June).

Transport[edit]

The main A541 Mold - Denbigh road bypasses the village.

The Mold to Denbigh Junction railway, which opened in 1869, passed through the village. Nannerch railway station was situated near the point where the road into Nannerch forks left to leave the A541 road from Mold. After the line was closed in 1962, a victim of the Beeching Axe, the station was demolished and the road straightened. Besides passenger traffic, the station provided for the transportation of cattle and sheep heading for market, the distribution of local milk and the delivery of newspapers to the community.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Nannerch, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 27 July 2008 
  2. ^ a b Nannerch, retrieved 27 July 2008