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Abenbury is a parish in Denbighshire and Flintshire. It is situated south-east of Wrexham town and includes the village of Pentre Maelor and part of the Wrexham Industrial Estate.

A disused "tin tabernacle" near the village of Pentre Maelor.

The ancient parish of Wrexham included the townships of Abenbury Fawr (or "Big Abenbury") in Denbighshire and Abenbury Fechan (or "Little Abenbury") in Flintshire. The township of Abenbury Fechan is one of several exclaves of Flintshire and was transferred to Denbighshire for administrative purposes in 1884. The historian A. N. Palmer argued that the name Abenbury probably had a compound Welsh and English language origin, noting there was a farm called "Coed Aben" in the township.[1]

The civil parish of Abenbury was created in 1935 from parts of the old townships of Abenbury Fawr and Erlas[2]

At the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 718 in 277 households.[3] The majority of residents live in the village of Pentre Maelor, which was originally built in 1947 to house workers from nearby factories.[4] The parish also includes a large rural area and the Llwyn Onn estate on the outskirts of Wrexham, all of which are governed by Abenbury Community Council


  1. Palmer, A. N. A History of Ancient Tenures of Land in North Wales and the Marches, 1910, p.242
  2. Wrexham Registration District, GENUKI
  3. Abenbury, Office for National Statistics
  4. Wrexham Industrial Estate Policing Team, North Wales Police