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Leeswood Community Centre
Leeswood shown within Flintshire
|Population||2,135 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Leeswood (Welsh: Coed-llai) is a small village, community and electoral ward in Flintshire, Wales, about four miles from the historic market town of Mold. At the 2001 Census, the population was 2,143, reducing slightly to 2,135 at the 2011 Census.
It was the centre of attention during the Mold Riot of 1869, where the owners of the mine refused to allow the speaking of the Welsh language in the mines.
Around a quarter of Leeswood’s resident population has some knowledge of the Welsh language, exceeding the county’s average of 21.4%. In all categories of linguistic competency, the ward performs around the Flintshire average, although the proportion of those able only to understand spoken Welsh is higher than the county and national average.
The Wynne baronets were later to live in Leeswood Hall around the middle of the 18th century. The family history of the baronets can be traced to the lineage of Welsh kings and princes, as well as Owain Glyndŵr.
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