The Info List - Mostyn

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is a small village in Flintshire, Wales, and electoral ward lying on the estuary of the River Dee, located near the town of Holywell. It has a privately owned port that has in the past had a colliery and ironworks and was involved in the export of commodities, and nowadays services the offshore wind industry and ships the wings for the Airbus A380
Airbus A380
which are manufactured at Broughton, Flintshire.


1 History 2 Port of Mostyn 3 The village 4 Famous people from Mostyn 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Mostyn
was mentioned in the Doomsday Book
Doomsday Book
of 1086. Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV) landed here in 1399 before attacking Richard II
Richard II
at Flint Castle. Coal was mined at Mostyn
and Iron production started in the mid nineteenth century. The combination of a colliery, iron works and the docks made this a profitable enterprise. Nineteen hundred people were employed at one time. The coal eventually became exhausted and the ironworks closed in 1965. Between 1848 and 1966 there was a railway station in the village on the Chester to Holyhead line. Mostyn once served as a port from which ferries used to sail (until 2004) to Dublin
on the Liverpool- Dublin
route. Today, manufactured wings for the Airbus A380
Airbus A380
aircraft leave Mostyn
on the ship Ville de Bordeaux, after travelling down the River Dee by barge from the Airbus wing factory at Broughton, Flintshire. See Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit
Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit
for more details of the transportation. Mostyn's port area is home to the headquarters of Warwick International Group Limited, manufacturers of bleach activators for detergent applications. [2] Port of Mostyn[edit] The Port of Mostyn
is privately owned and is one of the oldest ports in the country, having in the past handled cargoes including steel, coal, timber, woodpulp, animal feedstuffs and fertilizers. Nowadays it specialises in the assembly and installation of wind turbines and has been involved in the construction of North Hoyle, (Constructed 2003–2004), Burbo Bank (2006–2007), Rhyl Flats, (2008–2009) Gwynt y Môr
Gwynt y Môr
(2012–2015) and part of the work involved in the Robin Rigg and Walney windfarms.[3] The village[edit] Just down the A548 road
A548 road
from Mostyn
at Llanerch-y-Mor is the now closed Mostyn
Fun Ship. The ship started life as the Duke of Lancaster, a car ferry and cruise ship. After it was permanently dry-docked in Mostyn, it earned its later name from its new operation as an arcade and bar.[4] In 2008–09, the football team Mostyn
Dragons were champions of Clwyd League Division Two and were promoted to division one.[5] Famous people from Mostyn[edit]

Emlyn Williams, Welsh dramatist and actor

See also[edit]

Baronets Mostyn


^ "Community/Ward population 2011". Retrieved 26 May 2015.  ^ "History". The Port of Mostyn
Ltd. Retrieved 25 April 2016.  ^ "Overview of the port". The Port of Mostyn
Ltd. Retrieved 25 April 2016.  ^ Mostyn's Fun Ship, BBC Wales, retrieved 13 November 2007  ^ " Mostyn
Dragons F.C." Retrieved 25 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mostyn.

Photos of Mostyn
and surrounding area on geograph.org.uk

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Principal settlements

Afonwen Bagillt Buckley Caerwys Connah's Quay Ewloe Flint Holywell Mold Queensferry Saltney Shotton

Towns and villages

Abermorddu Alltami Aston Park Bretton Broughton Bryn-y-Baal Brynford Cadole Caergwrle Calcoed Carmel Cefn-y-Bedd Cilcain Coed Talon Cymau Deeside Drury Ffrith Flint Mountain Ffynnongroew Greenfield Gronant Glyncorrwg Gwernaffield Gwernymynydd Halkyn Hawarden Holway Higher Kinnerton Hope Leeswood Llanfynydd Llanasa Leadmill Mancot Mostyn Mynydd Isa Nannerch Nercwys Northop Northop
Hall Oakenholt Pantasaph Pantymwyn Pentre Halkyn Penyffordd
(Buckley) Pen-y-Ffordd (Holywell) Penymynydd Pontblyddyn Rhosesmor Rhes-y-Cae Rhydymwyn Sealand Soughton/Sychdyn Saltney
Ferry Talacre Trelawnyd Trelogan Treuddyn Whitford Ysceifiog


Alyn Gorge Bretton Bridge Caerwys
Rectory Clwydian Range Dee Estuary Flintshire
Bridge The Gop Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Moel Famau Moel y Gaer Moel y Parc Mostyn
Colliery Nant-y-Ffrith Ogof Nadolig Point of Ayr Point of Ayr
Point of Ayr
Gas Terminal River Alyn River Cegidog River Dee River Terrig Talacre
Beach Wepre Park

Parliamentary representation

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd Flintshire East Flintshire West Flintshire

Community councils

Argoed Bagillt Broughton and Bretton Brynford Buckley Caerwys Cilcain Connah's Quay Flint Gwernaffield Gwernymynydd Halkyn Hawarden Higher Kinnerton Holywell Hope Leeswood Llanasa Llanfynydd Mold Mostyn Nannerch Nercwys Northop Northop
Hall Penyffordd Queensferry Saltney Sealand Shotton Trelawnyd
and Gwaenysgor Treuddyn Whitford Ysceifiog


The historic county Alyn and Deeside Broughton Shopping Park Delyn Flintshire
County Council Holywell
Rural District Maelor
Saesneg Maelor
Rural District Mold cape Point of Ayr
Point of Ayr
Colliery Company Prestatyn Coal Company RAF Sealand Borough of Rhuddlan Western Mostyn Colliery
Mostyn Colliery
Company SSSIs Country houses Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs Museums Schools History Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings Notable people Sport V