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Pontblyddyn (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).

 For a map link to this place - see under Maps on 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.

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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1836 - 1965 1839 - 1948 1836 - 1946

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1836 - 1851 1836 - 1843


Type of Record Years Covered I.G.I. Batch Number
Baptisms 1836 - 1843 C056701
Marriages None -

Nonconformist Records

Name of Chapel Denomination Type of Record Years Covered I.G.I. Batch Number
Bethel, Leeswood / Coed Llai Calvinistic Methodist Births and Baptisms 1821 - 1836 C100391
Name of Chapel Denomination Type of Record Years Covered
Bethel, Leeswood / Coed Llai Calvinistic Methodist Baptisms and Marriages 1866 - 1985
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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:

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

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Description and Travel

Pontbleiddyn - on Old UK Photos

Pontbleiddyn - on the Times Past site


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