Main road through the village of Nannerch
|Nannerch shown within Flintshire|
|Population||233 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Nannerch (pronounced Nan-er-ch Welsh) is one of the ancient parishes of Flintshire, made up of the townships of Trellan, Trefechan, Trecwm and Tre Penbedw.
It is an ancient village, sitting on a bedrock of carboniferous limestone, overlain by glacial boulder clay with glacial hollows. The limestone has been used in the construction of many local buildings. The ruins of Iron Age hill forts at Pen-y-Cloddiau and Moel Arthur are situated in the nearby hills.
The old church, which was dedicated to St. Mary, was demolished in 1852, and a new building was erected on the same site. The new church, which is dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, was consecrated on 29 September 1853. The church was designed by Thomas W. Wyatt, of London, the architect of the neighbouring churches of Brynford and Gorsedd.
The village also has a primary school. There are currently around 60 pupils enrolled. On the same site as the Victorian primary school is a small sports development consisting of a tennis court which doubles as a basketball/netball court and five-a-side football pitch, a grass football pitch and a bowling green. The bowling green also has a French-style boules piste next to it.
Nannerch is visited by a doctor once a week at the village hall on Tuesday morning. On Thursday there is a Post Office counter in the hall.
The village has a dramatic group called the Nannerch Players. The Players perform two shows a year; one of these will be a pantomime, performed just before Christmas. One full-length play performed in the summer months (usually May–June).
The Mold to Denbigh Junction railway, which opened in 1869, passed through the village. Nannerch railway station was situated near the point where the road into Nannerch forks left to leave the A541 road from Mold. After the line was closed in 1962, a victim of the Beeching Axe, the station was converted to a private dwelling with a garden between the platforms. Sadly it was shortly afterwards demolished to allow the road to be straightened. Besides passenger traffic, the station provided for the transportation of cattle and sheep heading for market, the distribution of local milk and the delivery of newspapers to the community.
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