St George-super-Ely

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St George-super-Ely
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St George's Church
Location: 51°28’58"N, 3°17’55"W
Post town: Cardiff
Postcode: CF5
Local Government
Council: Vale of Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan

St George-super-Ely, also known as St George's, is a small village and parish in Glamorgan on the western outskirts of Cardiff. Lying to the north-west of Culverhouse Cross, between Peterston-super-Ely and Michaelston-super-Ely, it contains a mediæval church and ruined manor house dated to the fifteenth century.


In the 1870s, John Montgomery Traherne of the wealthy Traherne family was the Reverend of St George's.[1]


The village contains a church, dedicated to St George, which dates to the fourteenth century. It is Grade II* listed.[2] Built in the form of a Greek or St George's cross, it is described by Geoffrey R. Orrin as "one of the smallest cruciform churches in the diocese if not in Wales".[3]

At nearby Castle Farm is the Grade-I listed Castle Farmhouse,[4] overlooking the River Ely. The mediæval manor house, which was known as St George's Castle. was built by the Malefant family in the 15th century, replacing an earlier hall belonging to the Sullys. The upper chamber is now one room; it was once split into a hall and a solar.[5] The nineteenth century mansion, Coedarhydyglyn, lies to the south of the village.


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