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Holt is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in County Borough of Wrexham, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of County Borough of Wrexham.

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History

"A parish in the hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh, comprising the borough of Holt, and the parochial chapelry of Is y Coed, in which latter are the townships of Cacca Dutton, Dutton y Brân, Dutton Difieth, Ridley, and Sutton... containing 1609 inhabitants... Holt [is] 29 miles (E.S.E.) from Denbigh, 21 miles (E. by S.) from Ruthin, and 191 miles (N.W.) from London. This parish ..... is supposed to have contained, under the Roman dominion in Britain, an outpost to the station Deva (Chester); and the fortress erected here, according to some antiquaries, was called from that circumstance, Castra Legionis, or "the castle of the legion", preserved in its synonymous Welsh name of Castell Lleon... which was probably, by mistaking Lleon for the plural of Llew, changed into "the castle of Lions", or "Lyons", which it continued to bear for ages. Its present anmeis probably derived from a family by the name of Holt. [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis]

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Administration

Years County
before 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Wrexham

Records

Civil Registration

Church Records

Census Records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 104269.

Probate Records

Poor Law Union Records

Maps and Gazetteers

  • Holt at Vision of Britain

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