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Location: 51°29’6"N, 3°33’41"W
Post town: Bridgend
Postcode: CF35
Dialling code: 01656
Local Government
Council: Vale of Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan

Corntown is a small village in Glamorgan situated in the ancient parish of Ewenny, just south of Bridgend. It has grown around Corntown Farm. Chapel Wood frames part of its western side. The Golden Mile Inn lies along the B4524 road just to the north-east of the village.


Neolithic implements, especially flints, microliths and leaf arrowheads have been unearthed in the area, indicating an early settlement site nearby off Stony Lane.[1]

In around the 1610s, Edward Lewis of Van came into property in Corntown.[2] The Wescombe family are associated with Corntown and Ewenny.[3] Over the centuries the village has grown into the nearby village of Ewenny to such an extent that there is no longer a clear boundary between the two. Locally the boundary is taken to be between the ancient baptismal pool and the fortified gatehouse. The Grade II listed Corntown Court is a historical house in the village.[4]

On July 4, 1845, Edward Morse was ordained at Corntown.[5]


  1. Williams, Glanmor (1984). Early Glamorgan: pre-history and early history. Printed and published for the Committee by W. Lewis (printers) limited. p. 253. ISBN 978-0-904730-04-3. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  2. Skinner, John (1861). Archaeologia cambrensis. Cambrian Archaeological Association, W. Pickering. p. 20. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  3. College of Arms (Great Britain) (1906). Visitation of England and Wales. Priv. printed. p. 180. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  4. The Medical register. General Medical Council. 2002. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  5. The Baptist Magazine. 1845. p. 366. Retrieved 19 April 2012.