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NPRN 308580

Map Reference SJ34SE

Grid Reference SJ3741

Unitary (Local) Authority Wrexham

Old County Flintshire

Community Overton

Type of Site TOWN


Period Medieval

Site Description Medieval town, created as a free borough in 1292, with rights and liberties modelled on Rhuddlan. Burnt by Madog ap Llywelyn in 1294, during his revolt. A town wall was never constructed, despite a grant of murage in 1300. In 1403, Overton was again razed by Owain Glyndwr, leading to the general abandonment of English settlement.

G. Edwards 14/08/2003

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