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Pontblyddyn or Pontbleiddyn

The parish of Pontbleiddyn (or Pontblyddyn) was created on 23 May 1844, from "the township of Leeswood, excepting the houses and farms of Pentrehobyn and Tynewydd, the whole of the township of Hartsheath, and that part of the township of Bistre which lies south of the Mold and Broughton turnpike road".
All this area had been in the parish of Mold until that date.
(The new parish of Bistre was created on the same day, from other parts of the parish of Mold).

Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 272612.
Christ Church, Pontbleiddyn was opened in 1836, initially as a chapel of ease within the parish of Mold. It was intended to serve the population of the industrialised area around Leeswood, and was built hastily and at minimum cost. The original building proved to be unsuitable; and eventually it was demolished.
A new church was erected on the same site, and consecrated in 1865.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Nonconformist Churches Details of nonconformist churches in Pontbleiddyn and Leeswood are to be found under Mold.

Church Records

Parish Registers

  • The following Parish Registers have been deposited at Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden. They may be viewed on microfilm at the Flintshire Record Office, the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin, and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
BaptismsMarriagesBurials
1836 - 19651839 - 19481836 - 1946

Bishop's Transcripts

  • Bishop's Transcripts for the years shown below have been deposited in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
    Around the year 1951, most of the Bishop's Transcripts which had been deposited at that time were microfilmed by the LDS; and the films are available on request at Family History Centres of the LDS.
    The films may also be viewed at the Flintshire and Denbighshire Record Offices, and at the National Library of Wales.
    In general, the Bishop's Transcripts are less complete than the parish registers.
Deposited at the National Library of WalesMicrofilmed copies
1836 - 18511836 - 1843

I.G.I.

  • The following have been incorporated into the I.G.I., as part of an "official extraction" programme.
    They were extracted from the Bishop's Transcripts, not from the Parish Registers.
Type of RecordYears CoveredI.G.I. Batch Number
Baptisms1836 - 1843C056701
MarriagesNone-
Nonconformist Records
  • The following nonconformist registers for the Pontbleiddyn area are held at the Public Record Office, Kew.
    They may be viewed on microfilm at LDS Family History Centres; and at the Flintshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
    They have also been incorporated into the I.G.I., as part of an "official extraction" programme :
Name of ChapelDenominationType of RecordYears CoveredI.G.I. Batch Number
Bethel, Leeswood / Coed LlaiCalvinistic MethodistBirths and Baptisms1821 - 1836C100391
  • The following nonconformist registers for the Pontbleiddyn area are held at the Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden.
    They have not been filmed; and they have not been incorporated into the I.G.I. :
Name of ChapelDenominationType of RecordYears Covered
Bethel, Leeswood / Coed LlaiCalvinistic MethodistBaptisms and Marriages1866 - 1985
 

Civil Registration

The new parish of Pontbleiddyn was assigned to the No. 4 ("Mold") sub-district of the Holywell Registration District, which was co-extensive with the Holywell poor law Union.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Pontbleiddyn are found under:

  • Years 1837 - 1851: Holywell XXVII. nnn
  • Years 1852 - 1946: Holywell 11b. nnn

(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Pontblyddyn or Pontbleiddyn which are provided by:

Pontbleiddyn - on Old UK Photos

Pontbleiddyn - on the Times Past site

 

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Pontblyddyn or Pontbleiddyn has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ276605 (Lat/Lon: 53.136702, -3.083712), Pontblyddyn or Pontbleiddyn which are provided by:

Population

  • In 1831- Pontbleiddyn was not a separate parish.
  • In 1901- the population was 1417.
    Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]