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Bettisfield Church
Grid reference: SJ459351
Location: 52°54’49"N, 2°48’20"W
Post town: Whitchurch
Postcode: SY13
Dialling code: 01948
Local Government
Council: Wrexham
Clwyd South

Bettisfield is a small village of about 150 dwellings in Flintshire close to the border with Shropshire. It forms a township of the ancient parish of Hanmer, lying in the far south of the Maelor Saesneg. The Blackhurstford bridge on the B5063 marks the southernmost point of Flintshire.

The village lies south of the Llangollen Canal, close to Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses, an area of peat bog which was declared a national nature reserve in 1996 because of its importance for wildlife. The market towns of Whitchurch, Ellesmere and Wem each lie about six miles distant to the north-east, west and south-east respectively.

It is described in the Domesday Book (1086) within the Cheshire Hundred of Duddeston recording 28 households and a value to Lord Edwin of Tegeingl in 1066 of £18 9s, reducing to £3 in 1086.[1]

The village no longer has a shop, post office, pub, smithy or baker.[2]


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