Cadoxton, Vale of Glamorgan

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District of Barry
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Cadoxton is located in Barry
Location in Barry
Coordinates: 51°25′12″N 3°15′0″W / 51.42000°N 3.25000°W / 51.42000; -3.25000Coordinates: 51°25′12″N 3°15′0″W / 51.42000°N 3.25000°W / 51.42000; -3.25000
Country United Kingdom
Region Wales
County Vale of Glamorgan
Town Barry
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Cadoxton (/ˈkædəkstən/; Welsh: Tregatwg) is a district of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Cadoxton was once originally its own village, separate from Barry. It grew up around Saint Cadoc's parish church, which survives. It also has Cadoxton primary school opposite Victoria park which is opposite crystal springs conservation group founded in 2005 running a campaign to save the field from housing. Next to cadoxton primary school is also cadoxton nursery

The area is served by Cadoxton railway station


Remains have been found over the years suggesting that Cadoxton, (under a different name), once was a Roman settlement of some description.

Weston Square Bridge

Cadoxton derives from the 6th century Saint, Cadoc, and old english word "ton" meaning settlement. The Welsh language name 'Tregatwg' is a direct translation, although the Welsh word is very rarely used by residents of Cadoxton or Barry. The ruins of a chapel dedicated to Cadoc's disciple, Saint Baruc, can still be seen in Friars Road.

The village grew rapidly in the 19th and 20th century after the construction of Barry Docks in 1889. Cadoxton was swallowed up by Barry during this era.

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