Whitford, Flintshire

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Whitford
Whitford, Church of St Mary and St Beuno.jpg
Church of St. Mary and St. Beuno, Whitford
Whitford is located in Flintshire
Whitford
Whitford
Location within Flintshire
Population2,332 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ142782
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHOLYWELL
Postcode districtCH8
Dialling code01745
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire
53°17′38″N 3°17′10″W / 53.294°N 3.286°W / 53.294; -3.286Coordinates: 53°17′38″N 3°17′10″W / 53.294°N 3.286°W / 53.294; -3.286

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

It is best known as the former home of traveller and writer Thomas Pennant.

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]

The Whitford electoral ward is coterminous with the community and elects one county councillor to Flintshire County Council.[3]

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.
  3. ^ The County of Flintshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998. legislation.gov.uk. Statutory Instruments. 1998. Retrieved 20 December 2018.

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