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Lavernock (Welsh: Larnog) is a small village in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, lying between Penarth and Sully, and overlooking the Bristol Channel.

On May 13, 1897, Guglielmo Marconi, assisted by George Kemp, a Cardiff Post Office engineer, transmitted the first wireless signals over water from Lavernock Point to Flat Holm island. The message sent in Morse code was 'ARE YOU READY.'

Local attractions

  • Cosmeston Lakes Country Park - (water birds and a reconstructed medieval village)
  • St. Mary's Well Bay
  • Coastal and cliff top walks with views of Flat Holm and Steep Holm islands

 Pubs/Bars in Lavernock:
 The Marconi Inn
       Fort Road
       Lavernock
       Penarth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF64 5XQ
 02920 703 609


 Restaurants in Lavernock:
 Schooner Inn Harvester
       Lavernock Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 5UP
 029 20704200


 Campsites/Caravan Parks in Lavernock:
 Marconi Holiday Village
       Lavernock Point
       Fort Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 5XQ 
 029 2070 7310
 029 20707310
 http://www.lavernockpoint.com

 The Bay Caravan Park
       St Marys Well Bay Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 5XS 
 02920 707512


Lavernock, otherwise Larnock - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
LAVERNOCK, otherwise LARNOCK, a parish, in the union of Cardiff, hundred of DinasPowys, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 7 miles (S. by W.) from Cardiff; with 85 inhabitants. The living is a rectory not in charge, consolidated with the living of Penarth; the church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is situated close to the water's edge, the parish lying on the shore of the British Channel. Lead-ore has been obtained here, but the works are now discontinued. The principal substratum is lias limestone, in which the usual fossils abound; in the cliffs under this limestone are found tripoli, and lapis cariosus, or rotten stone, intermingled with a red marly earth, in which are imbedded blocks of gypseous alabaster.



 

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