- South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan is a preserved county of
It was originally formed in 1974 under the
Local Government Act 1972, as a county council area. It consisted of the county boroughof Cardiffalong with the southern part of the administrative county of Glamorgan, and also the parish of St Mellonsfrom Monmouthshire.
These areas were divided between two districts: Cardiff and
Vale of Glamorgan(this was an unusually low number of districts to be created in a county in the Act: the only other being the Isle of Wight). It included the main towns of Barry, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Llantwit Majorand Penarth
South Glamorgan County Council was abolished on
April 1, 1996, with both district councils becoming unitary authorities. The unitary authorities took in four communities from Mid Glamorgan, with Wick, St Brides Major, and Ewennygoing to the Vale of Glamorgan, with Pentyrchand Creigiaubecoming part of Cardiff.
South Glamorgan continues in existence as a preserved county for purposes such as lieutenancy, and as such includes those four communities.
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