Gwaelod-y-garth shown within Cardiff
|OS grid reference|
|Ceremonial county||South Glamorgan|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Cardiff West|
|Welsh Assembly||Cardiff West|
In Elizabethan times, Gwaelod-y-Garth was noted for its iron-ore mines. The ironworks were opened between 1565 and 1625, and then re-opened in the 19th century by the Blackmoor Booker company. In the early 1990s, a campaign was held to save the works.
Amenities include a Royal Mail collection point, Garth Tyres yard and a police car park, from where South Wales Police Roads Unit is run. At the top end of the village, is the village pub, the Gwaelod Y Garth Inn. The village has a Welsh medium chapel. Notable past ministers of Bethlehem include the playwright R.G. Berry and Dr T.J. Davies. The current minister is the Rev. Dr R. Alun Evans.
- Jane Davidson, Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government;
- Harpist Catrin Finch and her husband Hywel Wigley;
- Dr. Mary Gillham, one of the first women to visit Antarctica in 1959.
- Norma Procter, MBE for Environmental and Community Service 2011
- Robin Davies-Rollinson, Television Director.
- David Kemp, Film and television Art Director and Production Designer.
- Gwaelod-y-garth community website
- Pictures of Gwaelod-y-garth
- Report on the iron workings
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Gwaelod-y-Garth and surrounding area
- Bethlehem Gwaelod-y-garth
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