Gronant

Gronant is a village in Flintshire, Wales, about 2 miles east of Prestatyn. The population, as measured by the 2001 census, is 1,595, living in 697 households. The average age of the populace is 41.4 years, slightly higher than the national average.[1] Following reorganisation all the population is now listed under the community of Llanasa. The electoral ward remains. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 1,527.[2]

Gronant
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The Gronant Inn public house
Gronant is located in Flintshire
Gronant
Gronant
Location within Flintshire
Population1,527 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ091833
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTATYN
Postcode districtLL19
Dialling code01745
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire
53°20′20″N 3°21′54″W / 53.339°N 3.365°W / 53.339; -3.365Coordinates: 53°20′20″N 3°21′54″W / 53.339°N 3.365°W / 53.339; -3.365

Gronant's most famous resident was probably Elis Gruffydd (c. 1490-c. 1552), a noted Welsh chronicler of the early modern period. A soldier who served in the English garrison at Calais, Gruffudd's chronicle is held at the National Library of Wales.[3]

Gronant dunes are part of an extensive network of dunes extending from Prestatyn in Denbighshire to the Point of Ayr in Flintshire which is at the entrance to the Dee Estuary. They are designated as a Local Nature Reserve and the dune system as a whole is recognized as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gronant Profile" (PDF). Flintshire County Council. Retrieved 2 December 2007.
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Elis Gruffudd's Chronicle". Elis Gruffudd's Chronicle. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Gronant Dunes". Virtual Presatyn. Retrieved 2 December 2007.