Danescourt

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Coordinates: 51°30′14″N 3°14′31″W / 51.504°N 3.242°W / 51.504; -3.242

Danescourt
Radyr StJohnBaptist southeast.jpg
St John the Baptist parish church
Danescourt is located in Cardiff
Danescourt
Danescourt
 Danescourt shown within Cardiff
OS grid reference ST1379
Principal area Cardiff
Ceremonial county Cardiff
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Cardiff
Postcode district CF15
Dialling code 029
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Cardiff West
Welsh Assembly Cardiff West
Website Danescourt Community Association
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Danescourt is an outer suburb of western Cardiff, just over 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Cardiff city centre. Danescourt is part of the Llandaff Community.

History[edit]

Danescourt is built around Radyr's Church in Wales parish church of St John the Baptist and the site of Radyr's former 14th century manor house. The toponym "Danescourt" was devised when the housing estate was built in the 1970s. It is a portmanteau from the names of two homesteads that predate the suburb: Radyr Court Farm and Danesbrook House.[1]

St John the Baptist parish church, beside Radyr Chain, is nearly 800 years old, but was much altered by a Victorian restoration in the 19th century.[2] Radyr Court farmhouse is now the Radyr Court Inn public house.[2]

The Taff Vale Railway built the railway through Danescourt in the 19th century. It became part of the Great Western Railway in the 1923 grouping. British Railways opened Danescourt railway station as part of the Cardiff City Line in 1987.

Amenities[edit]

As well as trains, Danescourt is served by several bus routes through the area operated by Cardiff Bus and Stagecoach South Wales.

Danescourt has a primary school. Next to St John's parish church and the Radyr Court Inn is a shopping centre that includes a Co-Operative store, a newsagent, a Post Office, a Women's Gym and Forte School of Music. There are also a dentist's surgery and a GP's practice next to the Shopping Centre.

Danescourt Christian Fellowship meets on Sundays in St John's Church Hall.[3]

Danescourt is in Llandaff ward, which has two seats on Cardiff Council.

The area around Timothy Rees Close forms the "Llandaff Five" statistical area, which the 2011 Census identified as the least deprived area of Wales.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Short History of Radyr and Morganstown". Radyr & Morganstown Community. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Churches of the Parish". Radyr & Morganstown Community. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Church Map & Directions". Danescourt Christian Fellowship. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rhyl's West End named most deprived place in Wales". BBC Online. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 

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