The parish of Bronington lies in Maelor Saesneg - the detached part of Flintshire. It was created in 1836, from part of the parish of Hanmer.


Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 491392.
The parish church was originally a brick-built barn, which was converted to a church in 1836 by adding north and south transepts. It was further improved and extended in 1863, and was consecrated on 22 November 1863.
The church, which is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was at one time known as New Fens Chapel.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Nonconformist Churches

"Welsh Church Commission - County of Flint - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905" lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civil parish of "Bronington":

Name of ChapelDenominationNumber of "adherents"
Not namedPrimitive Methodist150
Chequer - EnglishWesleyan53

Church Records

Parish Registers

  • The following Parish Registers have been deposited in the Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden. They may be viewed on microfilm at the Flintshire Record Office, the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin, and the National Library of Wales. These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
1837 - 19721852 - 19701837 - 1921

Bishop's Transcripts

  • No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited.


  • There are no official I.G.I. entries for Holy Trinity, Bronington.

Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Bronington was assigned to the No. 2 ("Hanmer") sub-district of the Ellesmere Registration District, which was co-extensive with the Ellesmere poor law Union.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Bronington are in the format :

  • Years 1837 - 1851: xx. nnn
  • Years 1851 - 1930: xx. nnn

(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)


Description & Travel

Bronington - on wikipedia

Various landscapes on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Bronington which are provided by:



The transcription of the section for this place from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.



"North-East Wales Churches and Ancient Parish Boundaries" produced by Clwyd Record Office in 1994, published by Genuki with the permission of Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives

 Plan of the township of Bronington in the parish of Hanmer and County of Flint on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ484395 (Lat/Lon: 52.950386, -2.769433), Bronington which are provided by:



  • In 1831- Bronington was not a separate parish.
  • In 1901- the population was 624.
    [ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]


Archdeacon Thomas (1911) gives the area of the parish of Bronington as 4692 acres.