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Flintshire - Historic County of Wales

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For Historical information about Flintshire visit Historic Flintshire Link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Flintshire.

For Information about research in the County and Families Researched on Geni (Including Emigrants) go to Flintshire - Family Heads

For Famous or Notable People from Flintshire visit Flintshire - Famous People

Known in Welsh as Sir y Fflint.

In 1974, the county of Flintshire became part of the nonmetropolitan county of Clwyd, but in 1996 Clwyd was dissolved and Flintshire restored.

A maritime County bounded N. by the Irish Sea, NE by the Dee estuary, E. by Cheshire and S. and SW. by Denbighshire. A large detached part (Maelor Saesneg) is bounded on the NW by Denbighshire, on the NE by Cheshire, and on the S. by Shropshire. There is a further small detached part around Marford. Flintshire is the smallest County in Wales.

Total area 164,744 acres/ 438

Population 2011 152 500

Admin Headquarters Mold

Motto 'Gorau Tarian, Cyfiawonder' - The best shield is justice.

County Flower Bell Heather - Erica cinerea

The coast along the Dee estuary is heavily developed by industry and the N. coast much developed for tourism. The Clwydian Mountains occupy much of the W. of the County. The highest point is Moel Fammau (1,820 feet). The main rivers are the Dee (the estuary of which forms much of the coast) and the Clwyd. The main industries are steelworking, agriculture and tourism.

Parts of Flintshire have major manufacturing industries. Amongst these are a Toyota plant that manufactures engines, a Corus Group steelworks and Shotton Paper, but most importantly Airbus, making the wings for the A330 and the A380 at Broughton.

Places of special interest:

  • Flint Castle (SJ2473);
  • Hawarden Castle (SJ3165);
  • Rhuddlan Castle (SJ0277);
  • St. Asaph Cathedral (SJ0374);
  • Sun Centre, Rhyl (SJ0082);
  • Welsh Ewloe Castle (SJ2867);
  • Wepre Country Park, Connah's Quay (SJ2968).

The chief towns

  • Bangor-is-y-coed,
  • Buckley,
  • Connah's Quay,
  • Flint,
  • Holywell,
  • Mold,
  • Prestatyn,
  • Queensferry,
  • Rhyl, Shotton
  • St. Asaph.

List of places in Flintshire

See Table of Welsh Place names (Table listing where places are in Current [Post 1974/1996] Welsh Counties/Historic Counties

Parish Map


from The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers 1984.

For full size image see North Wales - Phillimore - open the full view and use the magnify tool.