Abermorddu

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Abermorddu
View towards Wrexham from Caergwrle Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1722002.jpg
View over Abermorddu from Caergwrle Castle
Abermorddu is located in Flintshire
Abermorddu
Abermorddu
 Abermorddu shown within Flintshire
OS grid reference SJ307568
Principal area Flintshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WREXHAM
Postcode district LL12
Dialling code 01978
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Alyn and Deeside
Welsh Assembly Alyn and Deeside
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire

Coordinates: 53°06′14″N 3°01′59″W / 53.104°N 3.033°W / 53.104; -3.033

Abermorddu is a village in the county of Flintshire, Wales. Approximately 5 miles north of Wrexham along the A541 road, it is contiguous with the village of Caergwrle and closely related to the village of Hope.[1] In the 19th century there was a turnpike road known as Abermorddu Branch running from the tollhouse at King's Ferry to Abermorddu.[2]

Landmarks[edit]

Abermorddu Primary School, although originally in the village, has for the many decades had its site in Cefn-y-bedd, whilst the local secondary school is in nearby Hope.[3]

To the northwest along the A541 is the ruins of Caergwrle Castle. It was probably built by Dafydd ap Gruffydd after being given land by Edward I after his initial conquest of Wales in 1277. It was damaged by the Welsh in 1282, and ceded to John of Cromwell in 1308 to rebuilt it, but by 1335 it was in ruins and has remained as such.[4]

A new housing estate has sprung up in the village at Parc Celyn. The estate, with 3 and 4 bedroom houses lies off Cymau lane, next to Abermorddu Primary School.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (25 April 2016). "Abermorddu" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Britain, Great (1860). Local and Personal Laws. p. 199. 
  3. ^ "Castell Alun High School". Castellalun.flintshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Caergwrle Castle". Castlewales.com. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Parc Celyn, Abermorddu". Anwyl.co.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 

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