Queensferry, Flintshire

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Queensferry
Blessed Trinity Church side, Queensferry.jpg
Blessed Trinity Church, Queensferry
Queensferry is located in Flintshire
Queensferry
Queensferry
Location within Flintshire
Population2,109 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ315685
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEESIDE
Postcode districtCH5
Dialling code01244
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire
53°12′25″N 3°01′34″W / 53.207°N 3.026°W / 53.207; -3.026Coordinates: 53°12′25″N 3°01′34″W / 53.207°N 3.026°W / 53.207; -3.026

Queensferry is a small town, community and electoral ward in Flintshire, Wales, lying on the River Dee near the border with England. The community includes the village of Sandycroft.

Description[edit]

Its name derives from the ferries that crossed the River Dee. The settlement of Higher Ferry (Welsh: Y Fferi Uchaf) is now known as Saltney, while Queensferry was named Lower Ferry (Welsh: Y Fferi Isaf). The town's name was changed to Kingsferry on the coronation of King George IV of the United Kingdom in 1820, and became Queensferry on the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837.[2]

Station Road near the currently closed Queensferry station on the North Wales Coast Line

Queensferry lies along the B5441 and B5129 roads, and is bypassed by the A494 dual carriageway. It is contiguous with Deeside. Queensferry is considered part of Deeside, which lends its name to many of Queensferry's features, including the Deeside Leisure Centre, a sports and leisure venue that also hosts music concerts.

The town has a Memorial Institute rather than a cenotaph type of war memorial. It is a corrugated black and white building near the entrance to Asda from the coast road. The Jubilee Bridge, also known as the Blue Bridge, spans the River Dee. It is a double leaf rolling bascule bridge. The railway station served the town on the North Wales Coast Line between 1864 and 1966.

Governance[edit]

Queensferry is also an electoral ward, coterminous with the community. It elects one county councillor to Flintshire County Council.[3]

Media[edit]

Queensferry is served by a citizen led hyperlocal news website, a collaborative community resource set up in 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community/Ward population 2011". Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/whatsinaname/sites/placenames/pages/queensferry.shtml[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ The County of Flintshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998. legislation.gov.uk. Statutory Instruments. 1998. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. ^ http://deeside.com/ Deeside.com

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