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St Melyd, Meliden - - 657595.jpg
St Melyd's church, Meliden
Meliden is located in Denbighshire
Location within Denbighshire
Population2,066 [1]
OS grid referenceSJ059807
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLL19
Dialling code01745
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
53°18′54″N 3°24′43″W / 53.315°N 3.412°W / 53.315; -3.412Coordinates: 53°18′54″N 3°24′43″W / 53.315°N 3.412°W / 53.315; -3.412

Meliden (Welsh: Alltmelyd) is a village between Prestatyn and Dyserth in Denbighshire, Wales. It grew up around the locality of lead mines and limestone quarries. The placename "Meliden" has variously been claimed to be derived from that of Bishop Melitus or St. Melyd (the village has the church of St. Melyd as its main place of worship); its Welsh placename, "Alltmelyd", means "wooded hill of Melyd".[2] The railway between Prestatyn and Dyserth, long since lifted and formerly with sidings in the village, is now a public walkway and nature trek. It has a 9-hole golf course, which is split in half by the former railway/nature walk. The local school, St. Melyd Primary, is a feeder school to the High School, Prestatyn.

Meliden's football club, Meliden F.C., reformed in 2008,[3] joining the Clwyd Football League.[4]

Above the village is the limestone hill of Graig Fawr (153 metres, 502 feet) which belongs to the National Trust. The views from the crag include the coast from Llandudno to the Wirral, Snowdonia, neighbouring Moel Hiraddug, and many other hills of North Wales.


In 1086, Meliden was recorded in the Domesday Book as a small settlement within the hundred of Ati's Cross and in the county of Cheshire.[5]


  1. ^ "Custom report - Nomis - Official Labour Market Statistics".
  2. ^ Thomas, Harry (2005). Memory Lane. Vol. III. Gwasg Helygain. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-9550338-2-7.
  3. ^ Boyd, Andrew (18 June 2008). "Soccer club set to reform". Rhyl Journal. North Wales Newspapers. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Clwyd Football League Club Directory Season 2008/09". Clwyd Football League. 2008. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  5. ^ Meliden in the Domesday Book

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