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Horseman's Green

Coordinates: 52°57′55″N 2°49′38″W / 52.96521°N 2.8272°W / 52.96521; -2.8272

Horseman's Green

The former Mission Room at Horseman's Green.
Wrexham
OS grid reference SJ445411
Community Hanmer
Principal area Wrexham
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WHITCHURCH
Postcode district SY13
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Clwyd South
Welsh Assembly Clwyd South
List of places
UK
Wales
Wrexham

Horseman's Green is a village in the County Borough of Wrexham, Wales. The village, also simply called "the Green" by locals, is situated in the rural south-east of the borough in the community of Hanmer, close to the border with Shropshire.

A small hamlet outside the village is known as Little Arowry (to distinguish it from the nearby village of Arowry).

History

Horseman's Green is one of a number of villages in the Maelor Saesneg containing the element "Green" in their names, indicating that they came into existence in relatively modern times with the enclosure of former common land. The name Horseman's Green is first recorded at the very end of the 17th century in the form "Horse Math's Green", likely derived from the obsolete dialect word "math", meaning "a mowing" (i.e. meadow land).[1]

Most notable for its proximity to Hanmer (the birthplace of Lorna Sage and the setting for the autobiography Bad Blood), the village was also an evacuation area in the Second World War. The neighbouring village of Penley is well known for its Polish residents and hospital, which still housed Polish war evacuees until very recent years. Horseman's Green was used less commonly by those looking to avoid Nazi German Luftwaffe bombing raids from the Crosby area of Liverpool.[2]

Important buildings

  • Hanmer First Scout Group
  • Newhaven House
  • Ferncliffe House (Built 1890)
  • Oak Villa

References

External links

  • Photographs of Horseman's Green and surrounding area on Geograph
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