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Cadoxton (Welsh: Tregatwg) is a district of Barry in south Wales. Cadoxton was once originally its own village, separate of Barry. It grew up around St Cadocs church, which still survives to this day.

Remains have been found over the years suggesting that Cadoxton (under a different name) once was a Roman settlement of some description.

Cadoxton derives from the 6th century Saint Cadoc, and old english word "ton" meaning settlement.The Welsh name 'Tregatwg' is a direct translation, although the welsh word is very rarely used by residents of Cadoxton or Barry. The ruins of a chapel dedicated to Cadoc's friend, Saint Baruc, can still be seen in Friars Road.

The village grew rapidly in the 19th and 20th century after the formation of Barry Docks in 1831. Cadoxton was swallowed up by Barry during this era and is now a district of Barry.

 Schools/Colleges in Cadoxton:
 Cadoxton Community Primary
       Victoria Road
       Vale of Glamorgan
       CF63 2JS
 01446 741518
 01446 721936

 Cadoxton Nursery School
       Victoria Park Road
       CF63 2JS
 01446 735862

 Palmerston Primary School
       CF63 2XL
 01446 747393

Cadoxton-juxta-Barry - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
CADOXTON-juxta-BARRY, a parish, in the hundred of Dinas-Powys, union of Cardiff, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 8 miles (S. W.) from Cardiff; containing 242 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the shore of the Bristol Channel, about four miles south of the main road leading from Cardiff to Cowbridge, and is bounded on the north and east by the parish of St. Andrew's, on the south by Sully, and on the west by Merthyr-Dovan. It comprises by admeasurement 900 acres, of which about eight acres are woodland, consisting chiefly of oak, elm, and ash; twenty acres common, and the rest arable and pasture in nearly equal portions. The soil is loamy, and in the eastern part of the parish of a reddish colour, while in the opposite quarter it is a blueish grey. Wheat, oats, barley, and potatoes form the chief produce of the soil, which is occasionally manured with lime obtained from stone quarried in the parish: the inhabitants are engaged almost entirely in agricultural pursuits, and the corn raised is ground by a mill on the spot. The surface, though not characterized by any prominent features, is yet agreeably varied, and the scenery, which is enriched with a fine view of the Bristol Channel, is on the whole interesting and beautiful. The village of Cadoxton is built around a hill of the same name. The living is a discharged rectory, rated in the king's books at �5. 2. 1.; patron R. F. Jenner, Esq. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of �125, and the glebe comprises thirty-seven acres, valued at �30 per annum. The church, which is dedicated to St. Cadog, or Catwg, is fifty-seven feet long and sixteen wide, and all the sittings are free. There are places of worship for Baptists, and Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. A schoolroom has been lately erected in the village, on the glebe-land, for the benefit of the parishes of Cadoxton and Merthyr-Dovan; and two small Sunday schools are conducted by the dissenters, one of them belonging to the Baptists, and the other to the Calvinistic body.


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