Southerndown  Glamorgan


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Southerndown like this:

SOUTHERNDOWN, a hamlet in St. Brides-Major parish, Glamorgan; on the coast, 3½ miles SSW of Bridgend. It is a watering-place; and has a post-office under Bridgend, and an inn. Real property, £2,364. Pop., 340. Houses, 67. The coast is chiefly a range of limestone cliff, about 300 feet high; shows the limestone in horizontal strata, with peculiar appearance; is pierced with several deep caves; and abounds in fossils.

Southerndown through time

Southerndown is now part of The Vale of Glamorgan district. Click here for graphs and data of how The Vale of Glamorgan has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Southerndown itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Southerndown in The Vale of Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd October 2019

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