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Connah's Quay

Connah's Quay


Connah's Quay is the largest town in Flintshire, on the River Dee, near the border with England. It is near the region's industrial centre, Deeside Industrial Park. Wepre Woods, an ancient woodland in the town, is controlled by Flintshire County Council's Ranger Service and includes Ewloe Castle which dates from the 13th century.

The original name of the place was New Quay, but due to confusion with other similarly named places, it was renamed some time after 1860. The town's placename is of uncertain origin; among the theories are:

From a former landlord of "The Old Quay House", a public house which is still on the docks in what is now the west side of the town.

That Connah was a man who owned a chandlery store on the docks.

From a lady called Mary Connah who used to own the dock, and so when people crossed the River Dee from places opposite, such as Parkgate or Neston, they would ask, "Could you take me to Connah's Quay".

The dock was connected by rail to the nearby town of Buckley, chiefly to transport fire-clay and pottery products. It grew from this small port which included a shipyard which built the historic ship Kathleen & May but the late 1950s, the port had virtually ceased trading.


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Map reference: SJ 294697  Lat: 53.21975 Long: -3.05877

M56, A494 & B5129.(signed for Queenferry).

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Shotton station