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OVERTON-ON-DEE

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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

Broad Class UNASSIGNED

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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