Investors in Cats
Welsh Icons - Towns & Villages
Caerau, Cardiff

Welsh Icons
About Wales

and all things Welsh

Caerau, Cardiff

 Back

 Previous

Next

Photos Wanted

Do you have any photographs of this location we can use on the site?
Please email them along with a description to [email protected]
They will remain your copyright and you will be credited as the photographer.

Caerau is a district of west Cardiff, capital city of Wales. Caerau Lane is the main road which is very much lined with large trees and shrubbery. Dominated mostly by council housing, it has the Western Leisure Centre, supermarkets, schools, churches and an Ely Police Station. Famous (or maybe not so famous} inhabitants of Caerau include ex Hearsay member Noel Sullivan a contestant and winner from the original Pop Stars series and Shakin' Stevens.


 Football in Caerau: Caerau Ely AFC


 Pubs/Bars in Caerau:
 The Caerau
       Bishopston Rd
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF5 5DZ
 029 2030 3467


 Retail in Caerau:
 ALDI Cardiff
       Treseder Way
       Cardiff
       CF5 5NU
 0844 406 8800


 Places of Worship in Caerau:
 St Francis RC Church
       Inglenook
       277 Cowbridge Road West
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF5 5TD
 029 20591503


 Schools/Colleges in Caerau:
 Caerau Infant School
       Caerau Lane
       Ely
       Cardiff
       CF5 5QZ
 02920 591657
 02920 597357

 Caerau Nursery School
       Caerau Lane
       Ely
       Cardiff
       CF5 5QZ
 02920 597142

 Cwrt-Yr-Ala Junior School
       Cyntwell Avenue
       Caerau
       Cardiff
       CF5 5QN
 02920 591585
 02920 599558

 Trelai Primary School
       Bishopston Road
       Caerau
       Cardiff
       CF5 5DY
 02920 402814


Caerra (Caerau) - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
CAERRA (CAERAU), a parish, in the union of Cardiff, hundred of Kibbor, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 3½ miles (W.) from Cardiff; containing 80 inhabitants. Part of this parish was given by Fitz-Hamon to Sir John Fleming, one of the Norman knights who attended him in the conquest of Wales. The living is a perpetual curacy, endowed with £1000 royal bounty; net income, £60; patron, the Prebendary of Caerau. The tithes have been commuted for £154, of which £4 are payable to the Bishop of Llandaf, and £150 to the impropriator, who has also a glebe of 20 acres, valued at £23 per annum. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is chiefly remarkable for its situation within the precincts of a Roman camp, which is one of the most extensive and entire in the principality. This camp, in form, is a regular parallelogram, rounded at the angles, and inclosing an area of about twelve acres: it is defended on the north side, where the ascent is steep, by one single rampart, on the south and southwest by two, and one on the east side, where was the prætorium, by three ramparts. The prætorium, which is still visible, is of a circular form, guarded by a steep rampart, and communicating with the camp by a very narrow passage. From its situation within a small distance of the river Ely, its magnitude, the disposition of its arrangements, and its excellent preservation, the camp has been identified with the Tibia Amnis of Richard of Cirencester: no coins, however, or any other Roman relics, have been discovered near the spot, to confirm the supposition. In 1759 Mrs. Stephens bequeathed £30, the interest to be distributed among the poor, which was carried into effect down to 1771, when the principal was expended on the repairs of the church; the interest in a few years ceased to be paid out of the poor rates, and the poor now receive no benefit from the charity.



 

Comment Script
Post this page to: del.icio.us Yahoo! MyWeb Digg reddit Furl Blinklist Spurl

Comments

Name
E-mail (Will not appear online)
Title
Comment
;-) :-) :-D :-( :-o >-( B-) :oops: :-[] :-P

[Home] [Food & Drink] [Symbols] [Sport] [Products] [Places] [Buildings] [Artists] [Entertainers] [Events] [Famous Welsh] [Journalists] [Musicians] [Politicians] [Songs] [Writers] [Welsh Info] [About Us] [Vox Pop] [Contact Us] [Forums] [Our Sponsors] [Welsh Produce] [Arts & Crafts]

All copyrights acknowledged with thanks to Wikipedia. Another site by 3Cat Design 2006-2008
Whilst we try to give accurate information, we accept no liabilty for loss or incorrect information listed on this site.
If you do spot a mistake, please let us know.
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Help Keep this site
running

 

 

Key

Bold Red
Internal Link
Red
External Link

 Admission Charges
 Address
 Arts/Galleries
 Buses
 B&B’s/Guest Houses Campsites/Caravans
 Castles
 Credit Cards
 Cricket
 Disabled Facilities
 Email
 Farmers Markets
 Fax
 Film
 Food
 Football
 Parks/Gardens
 Golf
 Historic Houses
 Hotels
 Libraries
 Museums
 Opening Hours
 Places of Worship
 Pubs/Bars
 Rugby
 Schools/Colleges
 Shops/Gifts
 Taxis:
 Telephone No.
 Theatres
 Tourist Information
 Trains
 Vets
 Web Address
 Welsh Produce
 Youth Hostels
llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable Illustration(s) or
       photograph(s)