Holt

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St. Chad's Parish Church

There is evidence that there has been a church on the present site since 1395; and that it was originally dedicated to St. Leonard. The present dedication is to St. Chad. The church was restored between 1871 and 1873. Holt was for many years a chapelry of the parish of Gresford but was, however, in the diocese of Chester until 1849, when it was transferred to St. Asaph. (Contributed by Peter Chadwick)

Holt Bridge

The bridge over the River Dee. Here, the river forms the border between Wales and England. The bridge was built around 1339 and originally had ten arches with a large gate tower on the fifth arch. In the 18th century the tower was demolished and at some time two of the arches on the Welsh side were lost. St. Chad's church in Farndon can be seen across the river. (Contributed by Peter Chadwick)

Holt Castle

The remains of Holt Castle. The castle, which was constructed by King Edward I of England shortly after the Norman invasion of Wales in 1277. It was built from local sandstone on top of a natural 12 metres high promontory. There was also a water-filled moat that was fed from the River Dee. (Contributed by Peter Chadwick)

The Cross & War Memorial

The medieval market cross and war memorial stand at the junction of Frog Lane, The Cross and Castle Street, in the centre of the town. The war memorial takes the form of stone obelisk standing on a square plinth and stepped base and was dedicated on 1st August, 1920. (Contributed by Peter Chadwick)

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