Llandow

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Llandow
Llandow South Wales Trinity Church.jpg
Trinity Church, Llandow
Llandow is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Llandow
Llandow
Location within the Vale of Glamorgan
Population 2,643 [1] Llandaff/Ewenny Ward
OS grid reference SS942734
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COWBRIDGE
Postcode district CF71
Dialling code 01446
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Vale of Glamorgan
51°26′56″N 3°31′23″W / 51.449°N 3.523°W / 51.449; -3.523Coordinates: 51°26′56″N 3°31′23″W / 51.449°N 3.523°W / 51.449; -3.523

Llandow (Welsh: Llandŵ) is a village and community in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. The community population taken at the 2011 census was 726.[2] The village is located 15 miles (24 km) south west of Cardiff.

Governance

Llandow has a community council which elects a total of ten community councillors from the wards of Llandow, Llysworney and Llanmihangel.[3] The community is part of the county ward of Llandow/Ewenny for elections to the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

Amenities

Within Llandow is a small medieval parish church, whose history dates back to the 11th century, with a saddleback tower dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

Adjacent to the village is a disused airfield that was once home to a World War II RAF station, part of which has now been converted into the Llandow Circuit for motorsports, next to which is the South Wales Karting Centre, home to the Llandow Kart Club.[4]

Llandow air disaster 1950

On 12 March 1950 RAF Llandow was the site of the Llandow air disaster, when an airliner returning Welsh rugby fans from an international match in Belfast crashed on approach in the nearby village of Sigingstone. With the deaths of 80 passengers and crew, the crash was at the time the worst air disaster in history.[5]

National Eisteddfod venue

From 3–11 August 2012, a disused airfield near Llandow hosted the National Eisteddfod of Wales.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Llandow Community Council". Llandow Community Council. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.llandowkartclub.co.uk Llandow Kart Club Website.
  5. ^ South Wales Police, The Llandow Air Disaster south-wales.police.uk
  6. ^ National Eisteddfod of Wales official website. Retrieved 5 August 2012 Archived 23 December 2012 at Archive.today

External links

  • www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Llandow and surrounding area


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