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Churches

Flint
Y Fflint
Flint - St. Mary's Parish Church
St. Mary
Santes Fair
Cyf. AO/OS Ref.:
SJ 243730
Rhestredig/Listed:
Gradd/Grade II
Cyn/Pre 1974:
Sir Fflint/Flintshire
1974 - 1996:
Clwyd
Ers/Since 1996:
Sir y Fflint/Flintshire

There is reason to believe that at one time Flint (Welsh: Fflint) was a chapelry within the parish of Northop, but it has functioned as a separate parish for at least 400 years.

The earliest recorded reference to St. Mary's church dates from the thirteenth century. The original church was on the plan of a parallelogram. It had a north aisle, a porch, and a small wooden steeple at its west end. By 1846, the condition of the church had deteriorated so badly that it was considered to be unsafe, and permission was granted to worship in the Town Hall. The church was completely demolished and a new building, designed by the architect Ambrose Poynter, was erected on the same site. At the time, a number of old coffin lids and inscribed slabs were discovered in the foundations. The new church was consecrated on 5th December 1848.


For family history information about the church and parish, visit the GenUKI Flint page.


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