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Welsh: Llangeinwyr
St Cein's Church, Llangeinor - geograph.org.uk - 1019337.jpg
St Cein's Church
Location: 51°34’36"N, 3°34’2"W
Population: 1,243  (2011[1])
Post town: Bridgend
Postcode: CF32
Dialling code: 01656
Local Government
Council: Bridgend

Llangeinor is a small village and ancient parish located in the Garw Valley of Glamorgan, around five miles north of Bridgend. The entire village is protected as part of a conservation area.[2] Originally Llangeinor was considered to be the area around the parish church, a mile to the west of the present village, but with development of the valley floor the name shifted westwards. The entire parish extends to the very top of the Garw valley, a total of some 6,500 acres.

The A4064 road runs through the village; to the south this leads to Tondu, and to the north it heads to Pontycymer. The A4093 road starts in the village and heads east over the mountain to the Ogmore Valley. A disused railway runs through the village.

IRVIN-GQ, part of Airborne Systems Group, makes parachutes for the military, near the junction of the A4093 with the main road A4064. GQ Parachutes had been formed in 1932.

The local football team is Llangeinor AFC. Their ground is located to the west of the A4064 and river, and south-east of the railway level crossing.[3]

Notable people

Llangeinor was the home of Richard Price, an internationally influential academic with a notable contribution to the development of free market economics, as well as the mathematical subject of Bayesian probability, having edited and published Thomas Bayes' work.