Mold, Flintshire

town and community in Wales

Mold (Welsh: Yr Wyddgrug) is a town and community in Flintshire, a county of Wales. It is in the preserved county of Clwyd. In 2011, it had a population of 10,058.

Mold
Capel Bethesda, yr Wyddgrug; Mold 06 (manylyn).JPG
Bethesda Chapel, Mold
Map of Flintshire, with a red dot showing the location of Mold
Map of Flintshire, with a red dot showing the location of Mold
Mold
Location within Flintshire
Population10,058 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ237640
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMOLD
Postcode districtCH7
Dialling code01352
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire
53°10′01″N 3°08′28″W / 53.167°N 3.141°W / 53.167; -3.141Coordinates: 53°10′01″N 3°08′28″W / 53.167°N 3.141°W / 53.167; -3.141

It is 14.4 miles (23.2 km) west of Chester by road, and 11.9 miles (19.2 km) north-west of Wrexham by road.

It is an old town and was first recorded in 1280.

Mold is the county town of Flintshire and was the county town of Clwyd from 1974 to 1996.

The town's Welsh name means "The Mound of the Tomb/Sepulchre".

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