Rumney, Cardiff

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Rumney
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St Augustine's Church, Rumney
Population8,827 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceST215795
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARDIFF
Postcode districtCF3
Dialling code029
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
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Rumney (Welsh: Tredelerch) is a district and community in the east of the city of Cardiff, Wales. It lies east of the Rhymney River, and is historically part of Monmouthshire. On 1 April 1938 the Cardiff Extension Act 1937 incorporated it into the county borough of Cardiff, and thus it became associated with the geographical county of Glamorgan, although it continued to be shown on maps as part of Monmouthshire.[2]

Description[edit]

This is a predominantly residential area with a variety of social and private housing. There are many shopping outlets on Newport Road as well as local shops at the top of Rumney Hill and on Wentloog Road, Countisbury Avenue in Llanrumney also. New industrial and business estates have been developed alongside existing ones on Lamby Way providing employment opportunities.

Within the older sectors of the Rumney area are places of interest, such as the historic Rumney Pottery which is still in use today and also the remains of the old Rumney Castle which was a major stronghold on the South Wales coast. The remains of the castle were excavated in the late 70s and early 80s. An old quarry which is now being used as a children's park is situated off Ty Mawr Road (Ty Mawr – Welsh language for "Big House")

The Church in Wales parish church of St Augustine, dating from the 12th century, is located on the north side of Church Road. Schools in the area include Eastern High School and St Illtyd's Catholic High School.

Transport[edit]

The area is on Cardiff Bus' 44/45 routes between Cardiff Central bus station and St Mellons and the 49/50 routes to Llanrumney. It is also served by the 30 service to Newport bus station.

Governance[edit]

The electoral ward of Rumney lies within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff South and Penarth. It is bounded by the electoral wards of Pontprennau & Old St. Mellons to the north; Trowbridge to the east; Splott to the southwest; Penylan to the west; and Llanrumney to the northwest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey One-inch to the mile, 7th Series, Sheet 154 - Cardiff (Map). National Library of Scotland. 1961.

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Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 3°07′57″W / 51.50895°N 3.13251°W / 51.50895; -3.13251