infobox UK place
country = Wales
constituency_westminster= Cardiff South & Penarth
postcode_district = CF3
Llanrumney (Welsh "Llanrhymni": "llan"
parish+ Rhymney River) is a district of the cityof Cardiff, Wales.
The Llanrumney district is largely a
council estate, surrounded by the areas of St Mellons, Pentwynand Rumney. It has three small shopping areas, a large leisure centre, a secondary school(Llanrumney High School) and a number of primary schools, including:
* Bryn Hafod Primary School
* Pen-y-Bryn School
* Glan-yr-Afon Primary School
* St Cadoc's Primary School
* St Mellons
Church in WalesSchool.
The land where modern Llanrumney stands was left to
Keynsham Abbeyby the Lord of Glamorganafter the Norman Conquest.cite news | first = Katie | last = Bodinger | title = A journey through city's suburban past | work = South Wales Echo| date = 15 September 2006] According to legend, Llywelyn the Last, the final prince of an independent Wales, was interred in a stone coffin by the monks in 1282, on land where Llanrumney Hall would be built centuries later. [cite news | first = Tryst | last = Williams | title = Last true Welsh prince buried under pub? | url = http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_objectid=15831549&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=last-true-welsh-prince-buried-under-pub--name_page.html | work = Western Mail| date = August 8 2005 | accessdate = 2007-09-18]
Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteriesin the sixteenth century, the land passed to the Kemeys family. It remained in their possession until 1951, when it and its grounds were compulsorily purchased by the local authority in order to build the large estates that can be seen there today. [cite web|url = http://www.houses-for-rent-wales.org/rumney-llanrumney.html|title = Rumney Llanrumney, suburbs of Cardiff|accessdate = 2007-09-18|work = Houses for Rent]
The area hosts Llanrumney Hall, nowadays a reputedly haunted
pub. It is believed to have been the home of the pirate Captain Henry Morgan, born there in 1635.
Henry Morgan then went to Jamaica, and named a place in St Mary, Llanrumney. Its still called exactly that today, Llanrumney in Jamaica!
Cardiff Busroutes 49/50 from Central Station via Newport Road serves the heart of Llanrumney, terminating at Countisbury Avenues Shopping Parade. Route 101 travels between Llanrumney and Heath Hospital. Newport Road is the main road running beside Llanrumney, connecting it to the city centre to the south and St Mellons, the A48(M) and Newportto the north.
In February 2008,
Cardiff County Councilapproved plans for a new Park and Ridefacility to be created on the Rhymney Riverflood plain adjacent to the nearby Pentwyn Interchange of the A48. [cite web|url = http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=2874,4202,4203&parent_directory_id=2865&id=6237&Language=|title = Cardiff Park & Ride gets Green Light|accessdate = 2008-03-11|work = Cardiff County Council]
The electoral ward of Llanrumney falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff South and Penarth. It is bounded by the wards of
Pontprennau & Old St. Mellonsto the north, Rumney to the south, Penylanto the southwest, and Pentwyn to the west.
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2774305 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Llanrumney and surrounding area]
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