Holyhead

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Holyhead
The south facade of St Cybi's Church - geograph.org.uk - 742776.jpg
St Cybi's Church, Church in Wales
Holyhead is locatit in Anglesey
Holyhead
Holyhead
Location within Anglesey
Population11,431 2011 Census[1]
OS grid referenceSH2482
Commonty
  • Holyhead
Principal area
Ceremonial coonty
KintraWales
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounHOLYHEAD
Postcode destrictLL65
Diallin code01407
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU PairlamentWales
UK Pairlament
Welsh Assemmly
Leet o places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°18′32″N 4°37′59″W / 53.309°N 4.633°W / 53.309; -4.633Coordinates: 53°18′32″N 4°37′59″W / 53.309°N 4.633°W / 53.309; -4.633

Holyhead (// ; Welsh: Caergybi Welsh pronunciation: [kɑːɨrˈɡəbi], "Cybi's fort") is a toun in Wales an a major Irish Sea port serving Ireland. It is an aw a community an the lairgest toun in the Isle o Anglesey coonty, wi a population o 13,659 at the 2011 census. Holyhead is on Holy Island, which is separated frae Anglesey bi a very nairae channel an wis oreeginally connected tae Anglesey via the Four Mile Brig an nou bi the Stanley Embankment.

In the mid-19t century, Lord Stanley, a local philanthropist, funded the building o a lairger causeway,[citation needit] kent locally as "The Cobb", it nou cairies the A5 an the railwey line. The A55 dual carriageway runs parallel tae the Cobb on a modren causeway.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2018.