Burton, Wrexham

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Burton
Burton Road, Burton (geograph 3445270).jpg
Burton, in Wrexham County Borough
Burton is located in Wrexham
Burton
Burton
Burton shown within Wrexham
OS grid reference SJ357576
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Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WREXHAM
Postcode district LL12
Dialling code 01244
Police North Wales
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Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
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Wrexham
53°06′40″N 2°57′40″W / 53.111°N 2.961°W / 53.111; -2.961Coordinates: 53°06′40″N 2°57′40″W / 53.111°N 2.961°W / 53.111; -2.961

Burton is a small village in the community of Rossett in the county borough of Wrexham, Wales. The hamlet of Burton Green is a separate settlement and is located a few miles from Burton.

The village is predominantly rural in nature and comprises a mixture of working farms and residential properties.

Burton is 2 miles from the larger village of Rossett, where there is a variety of shops, a primary school, a secondary school, a post office, chemist, a Catholic church, off-licence, and plenty of good pubs and eateries including the award-winning Welsh restaurant 'The Machine House'. There is a popular monthly farmers' market in the village hall.

Despite the proximity to the border with England, 7.7% of Burton residents are Welsh speakers. [1]

History[edit]

It is an ancient village that, before the coming of the North Wales Mineral Railway, was more important than Rossett itself[citation needed]. The village dates back to Saxon[citation needed] times and was settled by Anglo-Saxons from the Kingdom of Mercia. Today the village is little more than a backwater on the old road between Rossett and Caergwrle.

In the early part of 2002 a trio of friends were metal detecting on a farm close to Burton, when they found a hoard of gold and other artifacts from the Bronze Age. These included a twisted wire bracelet, a necklace called a torc, a bracelet, a pendant and a collection of beads and rings - all gold, along with several axes. The finds later to be known as 'The Burton Hoard' were declared treasure trove and purchased by the National Museum Wales (formerly NMGW) for £85,000.[2]

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