St Donats

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St Donats
St.Donat’s Village, Vale of Glamorgan.jpg
St.Donat’s village
St Donats is located in Vale of Glamorgan
St Donats
St Donats
Location within the Vale of Glamorgan
Population732 (2011)[1]
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLlantwit Major
Postcode districtCF61
Dialling code01446
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
Vale of Glamorgan
51°24′21″N 3°31′50″W / 51.4057°N 3.5306°W / 51.4057; -3.5306Coordinates: 51°24′21″N 3°31′50″W / 51.4057°N 3.5306°W / 51.4057; -3.5306

St Donats (Welsh: Sain Dunwyd) is a village and community in the Vale of Glamorgan in south Wales, located just west of the small town of Llantwit Major. The community includes the village of Marcross and the hamlets of Monknash and East and West Monkton. It is named after the 6th-century saint, Dunwyd, a friend of Saint Cadoc. It had a population of 732 in 2011.[2]

St Donat's church lies in a depression and is unremarkable from the exterior but contains Stradling family monuments in the Stradling chapel. It is a 12th-century Grade I listed building [3] with a Grade I listed medieval cross in the churchyard.[4]

St Donat's Castle, now occupied by Atlantic College

The village is primarily known as the location of the 12th century St Donat's Castle, which is now an international boarding school occupied by Atlantic College, the first of the United World Colleges. Within the castle grounds lies St Donat's Arts Centre.

Sea views from the castle


  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Custom report - Nomis - Official Labour Market Statistics".
  3. ^ "Church of St Donat, St Donats". British Listed buildings. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Medieval Cross and associated Slab in the Churchyard of the Church of St Donat, St Donats". British Listed buildings. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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