Ffynnongroew

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Ffynnongroyw
Parish Church Ffynnongroyw - geograph.org.uk - 128331.jpg
The parish church, Ffynnongroyw
Ffynnongroyw is located in Flintshire
Ffynnongroyw
Ffynnongroyw
Ffynnongroyw shown within Flintshire
Population 1,808 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ134823
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLYWELL
Postcode district CH8
Dialling code 01745
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire
53°19′48″N 3°18′00″W / 53.330°N 3.300°W / 53.330; -3.300Coordinates: 53°19′48″N 3°18′00″W / 53.330°N 3.300°W / 53.330; -3.300

Ffynnongroyw (sometimes spelled Ffynnongroew) is a village in Flintshire, north Wales. It is situated on the A548 road, near the Dee Estuary coast, near Prestatyn. The name Ffynnongroyw is from the Welsh word "Ffynnon" meaning well and "groyw" meaning clear or pure. The original well is still in existence and is situated on Well Lane in the village. The population of this area is now shown under the community of Llanasa and only the electoral ward remains. The total population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 1,808.[1]

Nearby is the site of the old Point of Ayr Colliery which opened and developed in the late nineteenth century. As a result, the population of Ffynnongroyw grew considerably during this period with people migrating there from many different regions of Wales and England. Before the Colliery opened the village was all fields with only a few little cottages. Most of the numerous terraced houses to be found in the village were built between 1890 and 1920.

Notable People[edit]

Harpist and composer Osian Ellis was born in Ffynnongroyw in 1928.

Wales, Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City footballer Roy Vernon was also from Ffynnongroyw.

Singer-songwriter, broadcaster, actress, author and composer Caryl Parry Jones was also born in the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 25 May 2015.