Llandaff North


Llandaff North

Llandaff North ( _cy. Ystum Taf), is part of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. It is located in the north of Cardiff and 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 Llandaff but is an electoral ward which falls within the wider parliamentary constituency of Cardiff North. This constituency is known as a key marginal and is one of a handful within the United Kingdom which is decisive in a British General Election. Being mainly middle-class and "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 Taff which also separates Llandaff North from Llandaff. These two areas are linked by a road bridge which spans this river, where Llandaff Rowing Club is located, and which also provides a view of Llandaff Cathedral. The Welsh name, Ystum Taf, means "bend in the River Taff".

History

Llandaff North, along with Llandaff, was incorporated into Cardiff in 1922.
Population (June 1999) = 8,250 (Cardiff Research Centre Estimate)

chools

Hawthorn Infant School and Hawthorn Junior School are 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 Glantaf is a state secondary school based on the outskirts of Llandaff North. It is a Welsh-medium comprehensive school of non-denominational religion which serves some children from Llandaff North and from across south Wales.

Whitchurch High School is 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 School is a preparatory and secondary school based in the Llandaff area 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.

Facilities

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.

Electoral ward

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 & Tongwynlais to the north; Heath to the northeast; Gabalfa to the east; Rhiwbina to the southwest; and Llandaff to the south.

Transport

Llandaf railway station serves 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 Bus services 24 (Llandaff-Pontcanna-Central Station) and 25 (Whitchurch-Birchgrove-Gabalfa-Cathays-Central Station) run frequently through the area.

Station Road leads north from Llandaff North towards Coryton and the M4 J32 Cardiff North. Bridge Road leads south into Llandaff and the city centre.

ports Clubs

*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)]

External links

* [http://www.whitchurchandllandaff.co.uk/ Whitchurch And Llandaff North Web Site]


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