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Cowbridge, The Vale of Glamorgan (Y Bont-Faen)

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Cowbridge, The Vale of Glamorgan (Y Bont-Faen)

Administrative CountyThe Vale of Glamorgan
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS9974
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
 

Other names by which Cowbridge, The Vale of Glamorgan (Y Bont-Faen) has been known in the past

Cowbridge/Y Bont-Faen ~ Y Bont-Faen ~ Pont Vaen ~ Pont Van

Cowbridge, The Vale of Glamorgan (Y Bont-Faen) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Cowbridge, parl. bor., market town, and par., with ry. sta., SE. Glamorgan, 14 miles SW. of Cardiff and 187 miles W. of London, 116 ac., pop. 1229; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Cowbridge (Welsh Pontfaen, a corruption of Pont-y-Fon, of which the English name is a translation) is an ancient little town. In 1091 it was surrounded with a stone wall by Robert de St Quentin. A free grammar-school was founded and endowed in the reign of Charles II. C. unites with Cardiff and Llantrisaint in sending 1 member to Parl.

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