Worrels Directory of 1874 described thus;
Bagillt, in North Wales is a large thriving village in the township
of Bagillt Fawr and Bagillt Fechan in the parish and Union of
Holywell, situated about 2 mile from the town of Holywell, and
the same distance from Flint. Here are extensive lead works,
collieries, chemical works, and a brewery, also a railway station
on the Chester -Holyhead line, and a quay on the River Dee.