Coity Higher

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Coity Higher
Coity Higher is located in Bridgend
Coity Higher
Coity Higher
Location within Bridgend
Population6,078 (2011)
OS grid referenceSS923814
  • Coity Higher
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCF35 6xx
Dialling code01656
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
51°31′16″N 3°33′09″W / 51.521232°N 3.552489°W / 51.521232; -3.552489Coordinates: 51°31′16″N 3°33′09″W / 51.521232°N 3.552489°W / 51.521232; -3.552489

Coity Higher is a community in Bridgend County Borough, south Wales. It contains the north western suburbs of Bridgend which includes the villages of Litchard and Coity. The southern boundary of the community adjoins the community of Brackla, while the northern border is defined by the M4 motorway. Notable buildings and landmarks within the community include Coity Castle, Parc Prison, the 14th century Church of St Mary, Pendre Hospital, Ty Mawr house and a burial chamber. At the 2001 census, the community's population was 835,[1] being re-measured at 6,078 t the 2011 Census.[2]

Scheduled Monuments[edit]

There are six Scheduled Monuments in the Coity Higher Community:-

Coity Burial Chamber
A Chambered tomb, (Location: 51°31′34″N 3°32′54″W / 51.5262°N 3.5482°W / 51.5262; -3.5482 (Coity Burial Chamber) SS926819.) The ruins of a Neolithic chambered tomb, with four large stone slabs.[3]
Pant-y-Pyllau Enclosure
A Prehistoric Earthwork. (Location: 51°31′50″N 3°32′52″W / 51.5306°N 3.5478°W / 51.5306; -3.5478 (Pant-y-Pyllau Enclosure) SS927824). A banked enclosure with external ditches. Parts have been destroyed by farm buildings and tracks.[4]
Coity Castle
A property in the care of Cadw (Location: 51°31′20″N 3°33′12″W / 51.5221°N 3.5534°W / 51.5221; -3.5534 (Coity Castle), SS923814). A circular castle with 3-storey keep. It had fallen into ruin by the 18th century.[5]
Derwen Moated Site
(Location: 51°31′49″N 3°34′00″W / 51.5304°N 3.5666°W / 51.5304; -3.5666 (Derwen Moated Site) SS914824). A medieval moat, possibly in the former parkland of Coity Castle, with no visible trace of habitation.[6]
Angleton Iron Works
An Industrial monument (Location: 51°31′35″N 3°34′51″W / 51.5263°N 3.5809°W / 51.5263; -3.5809 (Angleton Iron Works) SS904820). Built by Robert Sydney in 1589, it was the only pre-1700 ironworks in Glamorgan. Sandstone slabs are the standing remains, part buried by the railway embankment.[7]
Cefn Hirgoed Rabbit Warren
(Location: 51°32′02″N 3°33′51″W / 51.534°N 3.5642°W / 51.534; -3.5642 (Three Pillow Mounds on Cefn Hirgoed), SS916828), On the boundary with St Bride's Minor community, the three pillow mounds are from a medieval warren built to house rabbits. They are now alongside the M4, near Sarn Park Services.[8]


Coity Higher was an electoral ward to Ogwr Borough Council from 1973 until 1996, electing two councillors.[9] At the 1995 elections to the new Bridgend County Borough Council it elected two Labour councillors. Since 1999 the community has been divided into three wards, Coity, Litchard and Pendre, which each elect one councillor.[10]


  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; et al., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 160. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  3. ^ coflein NPRN: 300382, Coity Burial Chamber
  4. ^ NPRN: 300355. Earthwork at Pant-y-Pyllau, Coity Higher
  5. ^ coflein NPRN: 94504, Coity Castle
  6. ^ coflein NPRN: 300354, Derwen Moated Site
  7. ^ coflein NPRN: 34070, Remains of Iron Furnace Near Angleton
  8. ^ coflein NPRN: 24458, Three Pillow Mounds on Cefn Hirgoed
  9. ^ "Ogwr Welsh District Council Election Results 1973-1991" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Bridgend County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 29 July 2019.

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