Brynford

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Brynford
Brynford Village Green - geograph.org.uk - 33781.jpg
Brynford village green
Brynford is located in Flintshire
Brynford
Brynford
Brynford shown within Flintshire
Population 1,059 2011 Census)
OS grid reference SJ180744
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH8
Dialling code 01352
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire
53°15′39″N 3°13′50″W / 53.26082°N 3.23052°W / 53.26082; -3.23052Coordinates: 53°15′39″N 3°13′50″W / 53.26082°N 3.23052°W / 53.26082; -3.23052

Brynford (Welsh: Brynffordd) is a village and community in Flintshire, Wales. It is located to the south west of the town of Holywell and near the A55 road (North Wales Expressway). Brynford had a population of 1,059 at the 2011 census.[1]

St Michael's Church (Church in Wales) dates from 1851 and is a Grade II listed building. The Cynfaen Memorial Methodist Chapel, serving Brynford, is in the nearby village of Calcoed. Two bronze age round barrows known as Clwt Militia (Militia Patch) are located on Holywell Golf Club, about 0.65 miles (1 km) north-northwest of the church.[2][3]

Historically, the area was extensively mined for lead and has been left with the scars of that past all over its common land.[4]

The explorer and journalist Henry Morton Stanley was a student teacher in the old village school.[5]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward stretches south east to Halkyn community and had a total population at the 2011 census of 2,153.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Clwt Militia Round Barrow A". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Clwt Militia Round Barrow B". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northeast/sites/flintshire/pages/halkyn.shtml
  5. ^ "Welcome to Brynford and Calcoed". Retrieved 28 November 2007. 
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2015. 

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