St Donats  Glamorgan


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described St Donats like this:

DONATS (St.), a parish in Bridgend district, Glamorgan; on the coast, 6 miles SW of Cowbridge r. station, and 6½ SSE of Bridgend. It has a post office under Bridgend. Acres, 1, 018; of which 90 are water. Real property, £1, 157. Pop., 126. Houses, 26. The manor belonged to the Esterlings or Stradlings; passed to the Mansels; and belongs now to T. ...

T. Drake, Esq. St. Donat's Castle was, for seven centuries, the seat of the Stradlings; is an extensive structure, of much antique beauty; and is still partially inhabited. An ancient watch-tower, commanding a very extensive view, a large cave, said to have been the abode of St. Donat, and remains of a cromlech and an old fortalice, are near the castle. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £131. Patron, J. W. N. Carne, Esq. The church is old, but picturesque and good; and contains monuments of the Stradlings. A very beautiful ancient cross, in a state of perfect preservation, is in the churchyard.

St Donats through time

St Donats is now part of The Vale of Glamorgan district. Click here for graphs and data of how The Vale of Glamorgan has changed over two centuries. For statistics about St Donats itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Donats in The Vale of Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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