Creigiau


Creigiau

Coordinates: 51°31′27″N 3°19′28″W / 51.5243°N 3.3244°W / 51.5243; -3.3244

Creigiau
Welsh: Creigiau
Creigiau is located in Cardiff
Creigiau

 Creigiau shown within Cardiff
Population 2,400 
Principal area Cardiff
Ceremonial county South Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARDIFF
Dialling code 029
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Cardiff West
Welsh Assembly Cardiff West
List of places: UK • Wales • Cardiff


Creigiau is a dormitory settlement in the north-west of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The village currently has about 1,000 houses and a population of approximately 2,400 people.

History

Creigiau's former industrial centre was a quarry, which opened in the 1870s and closed in 2001. The village was linked to Cardiff and Barry by a railway closed as part of the Beeching cuts, and the station was located on the eastern edge of the village. In the mid 1970s, housing estates sprang up to accommodate commuters.

Creigiau became part of the Unitary authority of Cardiff in 1996 following Local Government reorganisation.

Amenities

Local amenities include a bilingual primary school, which teaches through the medium of both Welsh and English, a golf club, a small Tesco Express shop - which is also the Post Office, a Recreation Ground managed by village residents (home of local archery, cricket, football, petanque and tennis clubs), a GP surgery, and local pub called 'The Creigiau Inn'.

External links

Coordinates: 51°31′27″N 3°19′28″W / 51.5243°N 3.3244°W / 51.5243; -3.3244


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