Rudry

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Rudry village hall

Rudry (Welsh: Rhydri) is a small village and community located to the east of Caerphilly in Wales. As a community Rudry contains not only the village of Rudry, but also the villages of Draethen, Garth and Waterloo. The population of the community at the 2011 census was 1,053.[1]

The village is a rural location, surrounded by woods with walks along the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk. Its main attraction being the Maenllwyd Inn. It is thought that Oliver Cromwell took shelter in St James's church, which has existed in the village since the 13th Century.[citation needed]

The community was once served by two small railway stations— Waterloo Halt and Fountain Bridge Halt. Both closed in 1956.[2]

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  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. ^ Hutton, J. The Newport Docks & Railway Company. Silver Link. 1996. p.101

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Coordinates: 51°34′N 3°10′W / 51.567°N 3.167°W / 51.567; -3.167