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Llantwit Major, The Vale of Glamorgan (Llanilltud Fawr)

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Llantwit Major, The Vale of Glamorgan (Llanilltud Fawr)

Llantwit Major (Welsh: Llanilltud Fawr – llan church enclosure + Illtud + mawr great) is a small coastal town and community in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, lying on the Bristol Channel coast. It is one of four towns in the Vale of Glamorgan and the third largest by population (13,366) after Barry and Penarth, and ahead of Cowbridge, which lies about 4.5 miles to the northeast.
Post townLLANTWIT MAJOR
Administrative CountyThe Vale of Glamorgan
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS9768
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01446
Population13,366
 

Other names by which Llantwit Major, The Vale of Glamorgan (Llanilltud Fawr) has been known in the past

Llantwit Major/Llanilltud Fawr ~ Llanilltud Fawr ~ Caer Wrgon ~ Lantwit ~ Lantwit Major ~ Llanilltyd Fawr

Llantwit Major, The Vale of Glamorgan (Llanilltud Fawr) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Llantwit Major, par. and vil., Glamorgan - par., 5122 ac. and 324 foreshore, pop. 992; vil., near the coast, 4½ miles SW. of Cowbridge sta.; P.O., T.O.; dates from ancient British times; was a place of great importance; was a seat of trade and a corporate borough; suffered from Saxon and Danish incursions, and fell into decline after the Norman Conquest; many relics of its ancient greatness still exist; the church dates from the time of Henry I.

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