Thornhill, Cardiff

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Thornhill, Cardiff
  • Welsh: Draenen Pen-y-graig
Thornhill, Cardiff is located in Cardiff
Thornhill, Cardiff
Thornhill, Cardiff
Thornhill, Cardiff shown within Cardiff
Population 6,300 
OS grid reference ST17478283
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF14
Dialling code +44-29
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Cardiff
51°32′19″N 3°11′28″W / 51.5386°N 3.1911°W / 51.5386; -3.1911Coordinates: 51°32′19″N 3°11′28″W / 51.5386°N 3.1911°W / 51.5386; -3.1911

Thornhill (Welsh Draenen Pen-y-graig draen thorn + -en one + pen top + 'y' the + craig rock [mutated to 'graig']) is a northern suburb in the city of Cardiff, capital of Wales, south of Caerphilly.

Description[edit]

Thornhill Shopping Centre

It is a relatively modern area with housing stock dating mainly from the late 1980s and beyond. The area has a centralised precinct providing services, comprising a community centre (Thornhill Church Centre), a Sainsbury's supermarket, with an integral Post Office and Pharmacy; and a Medical Centre.

There are three public houses located in Thornhill: the Old Cottage, Pendragon, and the Ffynnon Wen. Though on Thornhill Road, The Traveller's Rest to the north is on Caerphilly Mountain and in Caerphilly based on its postcode and council locale.

Thornhill Cemetery is a major cemetery located in this area of Cardiff. Thornhill crematorium was built on this site during the 1950s as a dedicated crematorium. This differs from the crematorium that was set up in nearby Glyntaff; this in contrast was a chapel that was originally used for traditional burials and modified to serve as a crematorium.

Most of Thornhill's residential development took place during the 1990s, Cardiff County Council originally planned Thornhill as "The Villages of Thornhill"; with clusters of houses interspersed by large "green" areas. These green areas were short lived as rapid housing development resulted in homes being built in areas adjoining the "Villages".

Thornhill also houses a few tucked away historical sites including the remains of a castle situated close to the Caerphilly/Thornhill border known as Castell Morgraig.

Transport[edit]

Thornhill is served by Lisvane and Thornhill railway station which replaced Cefn Onn Halt railway station which closed in 1986.

The Capital City Green bus on Service 27

Thornhill is served by bus services operated by Cardiff Bus, . The 27 and 28 service runs through Thornhill and terminates at the Central Bus Station at regular intervals. Stagecoach Service A and B runs every 30 mins from Cardiff Central Bus Station and stops outside cemetery. NAT Group have its X8 services, running from Thornhill to Cardiff city centre and onto Cardiff Bay.

The M4 motorway passes Thornhill between junctions 30 and 32 (but there is no Junction 31).[1]

Education[edit]

The area is served by Thornhill Primary School. The nearest secondary school is Llanishen High School. Welsh medium education is provided most locally at Ysgol Y Wern in nearby Llanishen and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf in Llandaf North.

Government[edit]

Thornhill falls into the Llanishen Ward on Cardiff County Council. In 2016 Thornhill became one of four new communities in Cardiff,[2] having previously been part of the Llanishen community.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dic Mortimer, Cardiff: The Biography, Amberley Publishing (2014), page 270. ISBN 978-1-445-642512.
  2. ^ Ruth Mosalski (23 March 2015) "No longer will housebuyers be able to mock estate agents... Pontcanna is set to be one of four city 'areas' given official status", Wales Online. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ The City and County of Cardiff (Communities) Order – 2016 No. 1155 (W. 277) (PDF). Welsh Statutory Instruments. 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 

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