- Llandaff North
Llandaff North ( _cy. Ystum Taf), is part of
Cardiff, the capital cityof Wales. It is located in the north of Cardiffand can be considered a two part ward, each containing about half the population; a northern section of mainly middle class housing, and a southern section (commonly known as Gabalfa, although this is a separate ward to the south east) of mainly public sector housing stock. It is located directly north of Llandaffbut is an electoral wardwhich falls within the wider parliamentary constituencyof Cardiff North. This constituency is known as a key marginal and is one of a handful within the United Kingdomwhich is decisive in a British General Election. Being mainly middle-classand " swing voters" the residents of Llandaff North are of some interest to national politicians.
Llandaff North is quite a small and quiet residential area which is served by a number of village shops. The southern boundary of Llandaff North is formed by the
River Taffwhich also separates Llandaff North from Llandaff. These two areas are linked by a road bridge which spans this river, where Llandaff Rowing Clubis located, and which also provides a view of Llandaff Cathedral. The Welsh name, Ystum Taf, means "bend in the River Taff".
Llandaff North, along with Llandaff, was incorporated into Cardiff in 1922.
Population (June 1999) = 8,250 (Cardiff Research Centre Estimate)
Infant Schooland Hawthorn Junior Schoolare two small state schools at the heart of the Llandaff North. The schools are very near to each other but are separated by village shops on Station Road. The southern part of the area (Gabalfa) is served by Gabalfa Primary School in Colwill Road. Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantafis a state secondary schoolbased on the outskirts of Llandaff North. It is a Welsh-medium comprehensive schoolof non-denominational religion which serves some children from Llandaff North and from across south Wales. Whitchurch High Schoolis a state secondary school based in the Whitchurch area of Cardiff. It is an English-medium comprehensive school of non-denominational religion which serves the majority of state educated children in Llandaff North. The Cathedral Schoolis a preparatory and secondary school based in the Llandaffarea of Cardiff. It is an independent boarding and day school which has strong links with Llandaff Cathedral. Parents in Llandaff North wanting to educate their children privately (but locally) send their children to this school.
GP Surgery - Llandaff North Medical Centre, a modern purpose built surgery constructed in 1997.Llandaff North Community Centre - A centre for people to arrange meetings and mostly used for Old Aged Pensioner's Bingo.
The electoral ward of Llandaff North falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff North. It is bounded by the wards of Radyr & Morganstown to the northwest;
Whitchurch & Tongwynlaisto the north; Heath to the northeast; Gabalfato the east; Rhiwbinato the southwest; and Llandaffto the south.
Llandaf railway stationserves the area with services northbound to Treherbert, Merthyr Tydfil or Aberdare via Radyr and Pontypridd. Southbound services operate to Cardiff Central via Cardiff Queen Street. Cardiff Busservices 24 (Llandaff-Pontcanna-Central Station) and 25 (Whitchurch-Birchgrove-Gabalfa-Cathays-Central Station) run frequently through the area.
Llandaff North RFC
Llandaff Rowing Club- Located in Llandaf, the club row the stretch of river that forms the southern boundary of Llandaff North. [http://www.llandaffrc.com/ (Website)]
* [http://www.whitchurchandllandaff.co.uk/ Whitchurch And Llandaff North Web Site]
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