St Donat's

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St Donat's
Welsh: Sain Dunwyd
St.Donat’s Village, Vale of Glamorgan.jpg
St Donat’s village
Location: 51°24’21"N, 3°31’50"W
Population: 732  (2011[1])
Post town: Llantwit Major
Postcode: CF61
Dialling code: 01446
Local Government
Council: Vale of Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan

St Donats is a village and parish in Glamorgan, located just west of the small town of Llantwit Major. It is named after the 6th-century saint, Dunwyd, a friend of Saint Cadoc. It had a population of 686 in 2001.[2]

St Donat's church lies in a depression and is unremarkable from the exterior but contains Stradling family monuments in the Stradling chapel. It is a 12th-century Grade I listed building [3] with a Grade I listed mediæval cross in the churchyard.[4]

The village is internationally known as the location of the 12th-century St Donat's Castle which is now an international boarding school occupied by Atlantic College, the first of fourteen United World Colleges. Within the castle grounds lies St Donat's Arts Centre. Saint Donat (Sveti Donat, Saint Donatus) (second half of 8th century - Zadar, Croatia first half of 9th century) was Dalmatian bishop and a diplomat of city of Zadar.



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