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Bradshaw’s Guide

Chester to Mold

Mold Railway

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

Flintshire : Hope

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.

Llong station.

Flintshire : Mold

This town contains a population of 3,735, — who return one member — employed in the cotton factories and mines.

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