The parish of Bronington lies in Maelor Saesneg - the detached part of Flintshire. It was created in 1836, from part of the parish of Hanmer.
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 491392.
The parish church was originally a brick-built barn, which was converted to a church in 1836 by adding north and south transepts. It was further improved and extended in 1863, and was consecrated on 22 November 1863.
The church, which is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was at one time known as New Fens Chapel.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
"Welsh Church Commission - County of Flint - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905" lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civil parish of "Bronington":
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Not named||Primitive Methodist||150|
|Chequer - English||Wesleyan||53|
- The following Parish Registers have been deposited in the 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. These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
|1837 - 1972||1852 - 1970||1837 - 1921|
- No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited.
- There are no official I.G.I. entries for Holy Trinity, Bronington.
When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Bronington was assigned to the No. 2 ("Hanmer") sub-district of the Ellesmere Registration District, which was co-extensive with the Ellesmere poor law Union.
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Bronington are in the format :
- Years 1837 - 1851: xx. nnn
- Years 1851 - 1930: xx. nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
The transcription of the section for this place from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Bronington to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Bronington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
"North-East Wales Churches and Ancient Parish Boundaries" produced by Clwyd Record Office in 1994, published by Genuki with the permission of Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives
Plan of the township of Bronington in the parish of Hanmer and County of Flint on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ484395 (Lat/Lon: 52.950386, -2.769433), Bronington which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- In 1831- Bronington was not a separate parish.
- In 1901- the population was 624.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]