Place:Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales

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NameHolyhead
Alt namesCaergybisource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates53.317°N 4.633°W
Located inAnglesey, Wales
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Holyhead ( ; , "Cybi's fort") is the largest town in the county of Anglesey in Wales. It is also a community and a major Irish Sea port, serving Ireland.

Despite being the largest town in the county, with a population of 11,237 at the 2001 census, it is neither the county town nor actually on the island of Anglesey. With other Holy Island settlements and nearby Valley, Anglesey, the population of the Holyhead area is 16,000. Holyhead is located on Holy Island. It was originally connected to Anglesey via Four Mile Bridge, so called because the bridge was four miles (6 km) from Holyhead on the old turnpike Road. In the mid 19th century, Lord Stanley, a local philanthropist, funded the building of a larger causeway, known locally as "The Cobb", it now carries the A5 and the railway line. The A55 dual carriageway runs parallel to the Cobb on a modern causeway.

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