Place:


Llantwit Major  Glamorgan

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Llantwit Major like this:

Llantwit Major, par. and vil., Glamorgan - par., 5122 ac. and 324 foreshore, pop. 992; vil., near the coast, 4½ miles SW. of Cowbridge sta.; P.O., T.O.; dates from ancient British times; was a place of great importance; was a seat of trade and a corporate borough; suffered from Saxon and Danish incursions, and fell into decline after the Norman Conquest; many relics of its ancient greatness still exist; the church dates from the time of Henry I.

Llantwit Major through time

Llantwit Major 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 Llantwit Major itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6638

Date accessed: 18th August 2019


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