Higher Kinnerton is an award winning residential village in Flintshire, Wales, very close to the Wales-England Border.
Set in beautiful countryside at the foot of the welsh mountains Higher Kinnerton is in a truly rural setting. Looking east across the green fields you can see the spires of roman city of Chester. To the south and west are the welsh mountains and the gateway to the Clwydian range.
In addition to its rural setting Higher Kinnerton is very much connected to North Wales and the northwest of England. You can be in Snowdonia or the heart of Manchester within an hour. The welsh market towns of Wrexham and Mold are only six miles away with historic Chester just a fifteen minute drive or bus ride from the village centre.
Higher Kinnerton still retains its traditional farming background with both dairy and agricultural farms feeding into the local rural economy. Residents within the village centre predominantly commute to work, either to local employers such as British Aerospace or further afield towards Liverpool, Manchester and beyond.
Higher Kinnerton has won Flintshire Best Kept Village award six times, most recently in 2017.
Higher Kinnerton in Numbers
637 residences, around 1600 villagers, one church, two pubs and a local store. One excellent primary school, two children's parks, five football teams, one cricket team with a county standard practise facility, over twenty community groups, two world champions and a couple of OBE's.
The History of Higher Kinnerton goes back to pagan times with evidence of celtic settlements being found. As with many rural communities the industrial revolution brought many changes, not least the railway and Kinnertons own station. The railway was dismantled in the 1960's but still provides a focal point as a popular footpath and public space. Over the next forty years the village grew steadily with high quality housing and infrastructure being constructed. The village school which had been opened in 1880 moved to a new site in the 1970's to accommodate a growing number of children.
Higher Kinnerton is a popular place to live. The demographic of the village is reflective of the community as a whole with residents from all age groups, faiths and backgrounds. English is the main language and welsh is spoken informally as well as being taught in school. The village has many community groups for both young and old. The village is very much inclusive and this is supported by community events such as the bi-annual village day and scarecrow competition.
The growth of Higher Kinnerton as a community and village is assured. New infrastructure such as superfast broadband has brought entrepreneurial opportunities for local businesses. Our old victorian school house is now home to a digital design studio. Sustainable growth is very much the village goal, providing the future community with the right housing, education and community activities to ensure long term health and well being.