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Burton is a small village in the community of Rossett in the county borough of Wrexham, Wales. It is an ancient village that, before the coming of the North Wales Mineral Railway, was more important than Rossett itself. The village dates back to Saxon times and was settled by Angles from the Kingdom of Mercia. Today the village is little more than a backwater on the old road between Rossett and Caergwrle.

In the early part of 2002 a trio of friends were Metal Detecting on a farm close to Burton, when they found a hoard of gold artifacts from the Bronze Age. These included a twisted wire bracelet, a necklace called a torc, a bracelet, a pendant and a collection of beads and rings - all gold, along with several axes. The finds later to be known as 'The Burton Hoard' was declared treasure and purchased by the National Museum and Galleries of Wales (NMGW) for £85,000.

The hamlet of 'Burton Green' is a separate settlement and is located a few miles from Burton, Rossett.


Burton - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
BURTON, a township, in the parish of Gresford, union of Wrexham, hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh, North Wales, 3 miles (E.) from Hope; containing 446 inhabitants. In this township, which is situated on the border of Flintshire, stands Burton Hall. The tithes have been commuted for £275 payable to the Dean and Chapter of Winchester, £125 to the vicar of Gresford, and £48 to certain impropriators.



 

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