Kenfig Hill

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Kenfig Hill
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Kenfig Hill is located in Bridgend
Kenfig Hill
Kenfig Hill
Location within Bridgend
OS grid referenceSS835835
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRIDGEND
Postcode districtCF33
Dialling code01656
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Bridgend
51°32′18″N 3°40′52″W / 51.538341°N 3.681174°W / 51.538341; -3.681174Coordinates: 51°32′18″N 3°40′52″W / 51.538341°N 3.681174°W / 51.538341; -3.681174

Kenfig Hill (Welsh: Mynydd Cynffig) is a village in Bridgend County Borough, South Wales. It is bordered by Pyle to the south-west, Cefn Cribwr to the north-east, North Cornelly to the south and Moel Ton-Mawr mountain to the north.

The nearest train station is Pyle on the South Wales Main Line.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Bedford Park is a popular park for leisure activities. Kenfig Hill RFC are a rugby union team founded in 1897, and play their home games at Croft Goch Playing Fields. The village is also home to Kenfig Hill AFC, an association football team that competes in the Port Talbot Football League.

Notable buildings[edit]

The village of Kenfig Hill has several buildings of note, historical and modern. St Theodore church, began in 1889 and completed in 1891, was designed by Halliday & Anderson, with the south aisle added in 1909 by Cook and Edwards of Bridgend. Moriah Chapel is built in the early 19th century tradition, architect unknown but believed to have been completed in 1850 with the full-width porch a later addition.[1]

Cynffig Comprehensive School, constructed between 1957 and 1961, was designed by Denis Clarke Hall. It has been described as the "most complete expression of post-war Modernism in the county".[1]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newman, John (1995). Glamorgan. London: Penguin Group. p. 368. ISBN 0-14-071056-6.
  2. ^ "Musician's surprise at Asia hit". BBC News. 17 September 2009.
  3. ^ https://www.queenonline.com/news/we-are-one-jayce-lewis-ft-brian-may
  4. ^ https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/star-wars-dave-prowse-father-12524577