Place:


Llandaff  Glamorgan

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Llandaff like this:

Llandaff, small market town and par. with ry. sta., in SE. of Glamorgan, on river Taff - par. (mostly within the bor. of Cardiff), 3985 ac. (84 water) and 564 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 17,950; pop. of borough part, 14,765; town, 2 miles NW. of Cardiff, pop. 1796; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Monday. ...


Beautifully situated on a tableland S. of the river Taff, Llandaff is a very ancient place, and is the head of a bishop's see. The principal object of interest is the cathedral of SS. Dubricius and Teilo, which is said to date from the 5th century; the present building was founded by Bishop Urban in 1120. Many fine residences are in the vicinity, including Llandaff House.

Llandaff through time

Llandaff is now part of Cardiff district. Click here for graphs and data of how Cardiff has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llandaff itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llandaff, in Cardiff and Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/10754

Date accessed: 24th July 2019


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