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Kenfig, Bridgend

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Kenfig, Bridgend

Kenfig is a village and former borough in Bridgend, Wales. The borough contributed with other Glamorgan towns to sending a member of parliament to Westminster until the Reform Act of 1832. The municipal ceremonial mace is in the National Museum of Wales but a pewter copy is on view in a public house. The area was originally settled in the Bronze Age, while the later mediaeval town is now covered by the Kenfig Burrows sand dunes.
Administrative CountyBridgend
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS8081
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySouth Wales

Other names by which Kenfig, Bridgend has been known in the past

Higher Kenfigg ~ Kenfigg ~ Kenfigg Higher ~ Kenvig ~ Kinefeage ~ Kinfeage

Kenfig, Bridgend in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kenfig, parl. bor., par., and ancient town, Glamorgan, 6½ miles NW. of Bridgend - par. 2594 ac., pop. 264; bor. (includingg Skerr and part of Margam) 3755 ac., pop. 396; was an ancient chartered bor., possessing charters of Henry I. and Henry VI., and is a contributory bor. of Swansea District Parliamentary Division, which returns 1 member. Kenfig Pool is a lakelet 2 miles in circuit.

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