Corntown

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Corntown
Welsh: Corntwn
Golden Mile Inn - geograph.org.uk - 353346.jpg
Corntown is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Corntown
Corntown
 Corntown shown within the Vale of Glamorgan
Principal area Vale of Glamorgan
Ceremonial county South Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CF
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Vale of Glamorgan
Welsh Assembly Vale of Glamorgan
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Coordinates: 51°29′06″N 3°33′41″W / 51.4849°N 3.5615°W / 51.4849; -3.5615

Corntown (Welsh: Corntwn) is a small village in the Vale of Glamorgan. It lies along the B4524 road, just outside Bridgend, 21.6 miles west of the centre of Cardiff.[1] It has grown around Corntown Farm. Chapel Wood frames part of its western side. The Golden Mile Inn lies along the B4524 just to the northeast of the village.

History[edit]

Neolithic implements, especially flints, microliths and leaf arrowheads have been unearthed in the area, indicating an early settlement site nearby off Stony Lane.[2]

In around the 1610s, Edward Lewis of Van came into property in Corntown.[3] The Wescombe family are associated with Corntown and Ewenny.[4] Over the centuries the village has grown into the nearby village of Ewenny to such an extent that there is no longer a clear boundary between the two. Locally the boundary is taken to be between the ancient baptismal pool and the fortified gatehouse. The Grade II listed Corntown Court is a historical house in the village.[5]

On July 4, 1845, Edward Morse was ordained at Corntown.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Maps. Maps (Map).
  2. ^ Williams, Glanmor (1984). Early Glamorgan: pre-history and early history. Printed and published for the Committee by W. Lewis (printers) limited. p. 253. ISBN 978-0-904730-04-3. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Skinner, John (1861). Archaeologia cambrensis. Cambrian Archaeological Association, W. Pickering. p. 20. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  4. ^ College of Arms (Great Britain) (1906). Visitation of England and Wales. Priv. printed. p. 180. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  5. ^ The Medical register. General Medical Council. 2002. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  6. ^ The Baptist Magazine. 1845. p. 366. Retrieved 19 April 2012.