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Van, Caerphilly

Van is a suburb and community in Caerphilly county borough in Wales, situated in the east of the town of Caerphilly. It contains the vast housing estate of Lansbury Park and the estates of Porset Park, Castle Park, Mornington Meadows and Badgers Wood. Van mainly consists of residential properties, one industrial estate and only one public house - The Fisherman's Rest. Nearly all of the property in Van is of post war construction. The area is served by one large primary school - St James.
Administrative CountyCaerphilly
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridST1686
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code029
Population5,050 (2001)

Other names by which Van, Caerphilly has been known in the past


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

Van (or Fan), township, Bedwas par., Glamorgan, near Caerphilly, 862 ac., pop. 251.

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