Johnstown is a village (and former electoral ward) in Wrexham County Borough, Wales, and forms part of the old coal mining community of Rhosllannerchrugog. It is thought to have been named after John Bury, a mid 19th century member of Wrexham's first Town Council, who built a number of houses in the area.[1]

St. Mary's Church, Johnstown
Johnstown is located in Wrexham
Location within Wrexham
Population3,266 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ303463
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWREXHAM
Postcode districtLL14
Dialling code01978
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
53°00′32″N 3°02′17″W / 53.009°N 3.038°W / 53.009; -3.038

The disused coal mine at Hafod is situated to the east of the village and the mine's former coal tip has now been converted to a country park, Bonc yr Hafod. The nearby clay quarry was used as a landfill site for waste from Liverpool. It now takes waste from anywhere after the transfer to Cory's.

The village has approximately 4,000 inhabitants, living in 1,300 households which are split into three main areas, the Moreton Estate, Nant Parc and the older part of the village (taken from police figures). The ward population at the 2011 census was 3,266.[2]

Johnstown is a located on the historic earth work of Offa's Dyke.

There are two schools in Johnstown: Johnstown Infants School and Johnstown Junior School.

There are three public houses in Johnstown; the New Inn; the Moreton Inn and the Grapes

In April 2012, a planning application was submitted by developers Capital & Centric Plc for a new supermarket on the disused Griflex industrial unit, potentially creating 300 jobs for the area.[3]

References Edit

  1. ^ Transactions of the Denbighshire Historical Society, vol 14 (1965), 182
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ "The Leader - News from Wrexham & Flintshire - 'New supermarket could create up to 300 jobs'". Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.

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