Greenfield (Maes-Glas)


"In this place, extensive zinc works have of late been carried on: the article is manufactured in considerable quantities for the English markets, giving employment to a great number of men. It is computed that not less than 30 tons of coal a day are consumed in this work. There is also an extensive copper works carried on in this place, in which it is estimated that from 6000 to 7000 tons of copper are smelted annually, and manufactured into different articles of trade. Extensive paper mills are also carried on here." [From A Visitor's Guide to Rhyl and its Vicinity, D. Lloyd Lewis, 1852.]



There are two public cemeteries ("No. 1" and "No. 2") in School Lane (OS ref. SJ 189775).
The earlier one dates from about 1914. Both are still in use, and are administered by Flintshire County Council. The opening times are 8.00 a.m. until sunset.
The cemetery records, from 1914 to date, are held at the Flintshire County Council offices in Flint.
Researchers who wish to see the cemetery records must make a prior appointment, by contacting :

  • Flintshire County Council,
    Housing and Community Services,
    Cemeteries Section,
    County Offices,
    CH6 5BD.

    Tel: 01352 703360
    Fax: 01352 703373


Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 194776.
The church of Holy Trinity, Greenfield, was licensed for worship on 18 October 1871, as a district church within the parish of Holywell. The chancel and vestry were added in 1910/1911, and the church was consecrated on 25 April 1911.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Nonconformist Churches

"Welsh Church Commission - County of Flint - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905" lists the following nonconformist places of worship in Greenfield, within "Holywell Rural District". This was a Civil administrative district, which included the Ecclesiastical parish of Greenfield :

Name of ChapelDenominationNumber of "adherents"
PenielCalvinistic Methodist190
Alpha - EnglishCongregational153
Mount GileadWesleyan160

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.
-1913 - 1971-

Bishop's Transcripts

  • No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited.


  • There are no official I.G.I. entries for Holy Trinity, Greenfield.

Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), Greenfield was assigned to the No. 2 ("Holywell") 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 Greenfield 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 & Travel

You can see pictures of Greenfield (Maes-Glas) which are provided by:



The transcription of the section for this place from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson



"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

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ194777 (Lat/Lon: 53.290111, -3.210577), Greenfield (Maes-Glas) which are provided by: