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"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]
For more information on Holt see:
- Holt at Genuki
|before 31 March 1974||Denbighshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Clwyd|
|from 1 April 1996||Wrexham|
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- Holt at Vision of Britain
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