Gwaelod-y-Garth

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Gwaelod-y-garth
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Gwaelod-y-garth is located in Cardiff
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Gwaelod-y-garth shown within Cardiff
OS grid referenceST214824
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARDIFF
Postcode districtCF15
Dialling code029
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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UK
Wales
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51°32′50″N 3°16′36″W / 51.5472°N 3.2766°W / 51.5472; -3.2766Coordinates: 51°32′50″N 3°16′36″W / 51.5472°N 3.2766°W / 51.5472; -3.2766

Gwaelod-y-garth (Welsh for Foot of the Garth) is a village in the parish of Pentyrch, Cardiff in Wales.

Location[edit]

It is situated six miles north of Cardiff and seven miles from Pontypridd. Neighbours Pentyrch. The castle of Castell Coch is within reach of the village, by car or by foot.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Amenities include a Royal Mail collection point, Garth Tyres yard and a police car park, from where South Wales Police Roads Unit is run. There is also a large playing field named Heol Berry. This is the location whereby local amateur football team Gwaelod Rangers play. At the top end of the village is the village pub, the Gwaelod Y Garth Inn. Situated in the village is Gwaelod-y-Garth Primary School , a school that educates through both the medium of Welsh and English. The students are separated into two sections of the school (English and Welsh). The village has a Welsh medium chapel.

Notable residents[edit]

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