British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Caerphilly » Caerphilly, Caerphilly - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Caerphilly, Caerphilly (Caerffil)

Local area map loading...

Caerphilly, Caerphilly (Caerffil)

Caerphilly is a town in the county borough of Caerphilly, south Wales, located at the southern end of the Rhymney Valley. As of the 2001 Census the town has a population of 30,388. It is a commuter town of Cardiff and Newport, which are located some 7.5 miles (12 km) and 12 miles (19 km) away, respectively. It is separated from the Cardiff suburbs of Lisvane and Rhiwbina by Caerphilly mountain.
Administrative CountyCaerphilly
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridST1586
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code029

Other names by which Caerphilly, Caerphilly (Caerffil) has been known in the past

Caerphilly/Caerffil ~ Caerffil ~ Caer Philli ~ Caerfili ~ Carphilly

Caerphilly, Caerphilly (Caerffil) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Caerphilly, town with ry. sta., Eglwysilan par., E. Glamorgan, 7 miles N. of Cardiff and 179 miles NW. of London; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday; has extensive collieries and ironworks. C. Castle, a magnificent ruin, with leaning tower 80 ft. high, was one of the largest strongholds in the kingdom.

Your comments about Caerphilly, Caerphilly (Caerffil)

What do you know about Caerphilly, Caerphilly (Caerffil)? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus