Situated on Watts’ Dyke and the Alyn, over which there is an old bridge, has the ruins of a castle where Queen Eleanor (Edward I.‘s wife) remained on her way to Carnarvon. Hope church contains the Trevor’s tombs.
From Chester we pass Broughton, to the right of which is Hawarden, a small market town in Flintshire, with Six S. Glynne’s seat, Hawarden Castle, which was built in 1752, on the site of the old fortress. It contains old portraits, antiquities, and the ruins of the keep of the old seat which was destroyed in 1678, by Sergeant Glynne, and was a place of great celebrity during the Welsh Wars. We then reach. Broughton Hall, and soon after, the station at
Near which is Leeswood, seat of J. W. Egton, Esq., and Plas Newydd, the Marquis of Anglesea’s; thence we soon reach Llong, near which is a tower, the old three-storied and machicolated seat of the Wynnes, where the Ma…
This town contains a population of 3,735, – who return one member – employed in the cotton factories and mines.
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