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Butetown, Cardiff

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Butetown, Cardiff

Butetown (or The Docks, Welsh: Tre-Biwt) is a community in the south of the city of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. It was originally a model housing estate built in the early nineteenth century by John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd Marquess of Bute, for whose title the area was named. Commonly known as "Tiger Bay", this area became one of the UK's first multicultural communities with people from over 50 countries settled here by the outbreak of World War I, working in the docks and allied industries.
Administrative CountyCardiff
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridST1874
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySouth Wales

Other names by which Butetown, Cardiff has been known in the past

Bute Docks

Butetown, Cardiff in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bute Docks, harb. and ry. sta., forming suburb of Cardiff, Glamorgan; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. See CARDIFF.

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