Palmerstown, Vale of Glamorgan

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District of Barry
Barry power station.jpg
Palmerston is located in Barry
Location in Barry
Coordinates: 51°24′47″N 3°14′33″W / 51.41306°N 3.24250°W / 51.41306; -3.24250
Country United Kingdom
Region Wales
County Vale of Glamorgan
Town Barry
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Palmerstown is a south-eastern suburb of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan south-west of Dinas Powys and 7 miles south-west of Cardiff in Wales. It is immediately north of chemical and plastics industries such as Dow Corning, and Barry No.2 dock and the Atlantic Trading Estate lie south of the suburb. Its south end is separated from the A4055 Cardiff-Barry main road via Palmerston Road, (sic) a tee junction with the A4055 and access to the original part of Palmerston's housing is via a narrow railway bridge over the Barry-Cardiff railway line and lies north-west of the former Biglis Junction which was a short distance from the so-called "Palmerston Bridge". Immediately south-east of the railway line lies a Waitrose supermarket and fuel station which took over the former Safeway business in 2004 and prior to that, the site housed J.Feltz, Sidroy Mills lingerie factory. Separated from the area and south east of the railway is Tŷ Verlon trading estate. Schools and other establishments within its boundary do not include the letter 'w' in the name, as is the case shown for the inset picture header on this webpage. Palmerston includes the local Glenbrook Inn established in 1982 and to the west of the suburb was the colloquially named “Penny ha’penny” footbridge, which being about 550 feet long, linked Palmerston with the Coldbrook area of Cadoxton. It bridged 39 railway sidings known in railway terms as “Cadoxton North Sidings” and following the complete closure of the Cadoxton-Pontypridd/Penrhos Railway line after 1963, it survived for a while after all the railway sidings were lifted. An extensive housing estate now sits on the sidings area. Palmerston's northern flank is skirted by the A4231 Docks Link road. The accompanying inset picture shows the chimney and turbine & generating building housing a gas-fired 230MW power plant built by September 1998 and accessed from the Sully Moors road about a mile south-east of Palmerston. It lies on land previously occupied by the Supplies Reserve Depôt (SRD) and later, plastics plant. The photograph is taken from a position very close to the power station and so is not in Palmerston but like the very tall distillation columns of Dow Corning silicone plant, off-picture to the right, its grey chimney is a prominent landmark.

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Coordinates: 51°24′48″N 3°14′17″W / 51.41347°N 3.23800°W / 51.41347; -3.23800