What Does Cyncoed Mean In English?

Cyncoed. Ty Gwyn Avenue, Cardiff. Deliberately and fondly mis-named “King Kong” by generations of schoolchildren, this upmarket area of Cardiff was earlier known as “Cefncoed”, meaning “wooded ridge”. And, in fact, the leafy suburb of today was heavily wooded just over a century or so ago.

When did Llandaff become a city?

Llandaff was incorporated into Cardiff in 1922, and soon began to feel the presence of the City. The ancient Llandaff Mill was demolished to make way for Western Avenue and nearby housing estates.

What does pontcanna mean in English?

Pontcanna (Welsh for ‘pont bridge + Canna’) is a district and community in the city of Cardiff, Wales. It is located a short distance to the west of the city centre, and its borders are approximately indicated by Western Avenue, the River Taff, Cowbridge Road East, Llandaff Road and Cardiff Road.

When was Llandaff built?

Llandaff Cathedral boasts some of the finest medieval architecture in Wales. The cathedral was founded by Bishop Urban in 1107 on the site of a 6th century monastic church established by St Dyfrig. The interior of the church is dominated by a modern sculpture bearing Christ aloft, designed by Sir Jacob Epstein.


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