Cadoxton, Vale of Glamorgan

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Cadoxton
Tregatwg
District of Barry
Cadoxton, Barry - geograph.org.uk - 270956.jpg
CountryUnited Kingdom
RegionWales
CountyVale of Glamorgan
TownBarry
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

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 is also home to Cadoxton Primary School, situated opposite Victoria Park which in turn is opposite Crystal Springs Conservation Group. The Group was founded in 2005 and campaigned to save the field from housing. Cadoxton Nursery is located beside the primary school.

The area is served by Cadoxton railway station

History[edit]

Over the years remains have been found that suggest Cadoxton, (under a different name), was once a Roman settlement of some description.

Weston Square Bridge

The name 'Cadoxton' derives from the 6th century Saint, Cadoc, and the 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 centuries after the construction of Barry Docks in 1889. Cadoxton was swallowed up by Barry during this time.

Governance[edit]

Cadoxton is part of the Cadoc electoral ward which elects three county councillors to the Vale of Glamorgan Council and three town councillors to Barry Town Council.

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