Great Brynhill

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Great Brynhill
Great Brynhill Farm.jpg
Great Brynhill Farmhouse
Great Brynhill is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Great Brynhill
Great Brynhill
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51°25′39″N 3°16′56″W / 51.4275°N 3.282222°W / 51.4275; -3.282222Coordinates: 51°25′39″N 3°16′56″W / 51.4275°N 3.282222°W / 51.4275; -3.282222

Great Brynhill is a small hamlet and farm in the Vale of Glamorgan in south Wales. It consists little more than a few farms including the Little Brynhill Farm and Thorn Falcon Farm (Little Brynhill) and the Great Brynhill Farm. It is located in the historical parish of Merthyr Dyfan and near Colcot[1] now northern districts of the town of Barry.[2] It is accessed via a lane from Port Road (the A4050 road) but can also be accessed from Dyffryn along the lane to the New Wallace Farm and Goldsland which lie just to the northeast.[3]

Great Brynhill Lane, the larger farm in the distance at the foot of the "Brynhill"

"Bryn" means "hill" in Welsh, so the name literally means "Great hill hill".[4] The Little Brynhill Farm is owned by the Tanner family who are notable milk suppliers in Barry under the company name "W. A. Tanner & Son".[5] One of the farms sold off some of their land along with neighbouring Highlight Farm when Brynhill Golf Club was formed in 1921. According to the Barry & District News, Thorn Falcon Farm sold for £400,000 on 25 November 2005.[6]


  1. ^ Owen, D. Huw (1989). Settlement and Society in Wales. University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-7083-0985-8. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  2. ^ Williams, Stewart; Denning, R. T. W. Stewart Williams' Glamorgan historian. D. Brown. p. 151. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  3. ^ Maps (Map). Google Maps.
  4. ^ Baugh, Albert Croll; Cable, Thomas (4 March 1993). A History of the English Language. Routledge. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-415-09379-8. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  5. ^ "W A TANNER & SON". Cylex. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Thorn Falcon Farm Great Brynhill Lane". Barry & District News. Retrieved 19 April 2012.