Gileston

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Coordinates: 51°23′38″N 3°24′43″W / 51.394°N 3.412°W / 51.394; -3.412

Gileston
Welsh: Silstwn
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St. Giles Church
Gileston is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Gileston
Gileston
 Gileston 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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Gileston (Welsh: Silstwn) is a small Welsh village near West Aberthaw in Bro Morgannwg (the Vale of Glamorgan) on the coast of South Wales.

Location[edit]

It is located some 15 miles along the coast from Cardiff and lies between Barry and Llantwit Major. Breaksea Point is the southernmost point of Wales.

Amenities & History[edit]

Thatched cottage

A quaint old village itself, (still having one of the few remaining red telephone boxes) it is juxtaposed in contrast to the modern Aberthaw Power Station which lies on the waterfront nearby.

Gileston/West Aberthaw beach overlooking Limpert Bay still has a number of pillboxes which still stand from World War II. It has the arable farm of the Thomas family who have farmed the surrounding land for over 100 years.

The village is tiny and previously consisted of little more than the church and the Gileston Manor. In 1771 the Bishop of Llandaff recorded that the population consisted of the rector and his family (who was also the squire of the manor house); a farmer, his wife, son and four servants; an old man and an old woman.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis, Keith A.; Gibson, William (2012), The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-958359-0. Chapter 11 'Sermons in Wales in the Established Church' by John Morgan Guy

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