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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.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||South 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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