Whitford, Flintshire

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Whitford
Welsh: Maes Rhydwen
Whitford, Church of St Mary and St Beuno.jpg
Church of St. Mary and St. Beuno, Whitford
Whitford is located in Flintshire
Whitford
Whitford
 Whitford shown within Flintshire
Population 2,332 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ142782
Principal area Flintshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
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 Delyn
Welsh Assembly Delyn
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire

Coordinates: 53°17′38″N 3°17′10″W / 53.294°N 3.286°W / 53.294; -3.286

Whitford derived from White Ford (Welsh: Maes Rhydwen) is a village, community and an electoral ward near Holywell in Flintshire, northeast Wales. As a community it includes the village of Pantasaph. The population of both the Community and the Ward taken at the 2011 census was 2,332.[1]

It is best known as the former home of traveller and writer Thomas Pennant and for the visit of Paul Scholes in 2011.

The parish church of St Mary and St Beuno is thought to have been founded by St Beuno in the 7th century and later re-dedicated to St Mary after the Norman conquest. It was restored in the 19th century and is a grade I listed building.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward/Community population 2011". Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Church of St Beuno and St Mary, Whitford". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

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