St Mary Hill

St Mary Hill (Welsh: Eglwys Fair Y Mynydd) is a settlement in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. It is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north west of the market town of Cowbridge. It is part of the community of Llangan along with Treoes and the village of Llangan itself.[1]

St Mary Hill
St Mary's Church, St Mary's Hill.JPG
St Mary's Church
St Mary Hill is located in Vale of Glamorgan
St Mary Hill
St Mary Hill
Location within the Vale of Glamorgan
OS grid referenceSS958787
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBridgend
Postcode districtCF35
Dialling code01446
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
Vale of Glamorgan
51°29′52″N 3°30′04″W / 51.497800°N 3.501226°W / 51.497800; -3.501226Coordinates: 51°29′52″N 3°30′04″W / 51.497800°N 3.501226°W / 51.497800; -3.501226


In the Middle Ages St Mary Hill was located partly within two manors, Gelligarn and Ruthin. Gelligarn, known historically as Kilticar, belonged to the De Alweias (De Haweys) during the 12th century.[2] The De Alweias held the manor under the Le Sores of St Fagans, before it switched ownership to Neath Abbey during the reign of Henry II.[3] The lordship of Ruthin, of which Gelligarn once formed part, contained the medieval parish church, known locally in the Welsh language as Eglwys Fair y Mynydd to distinguish it from a second St Mary Church located in Llanfair, also in the Vale of Glamorgan.[3]


  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 492. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
  2. ^ Williams (1973), p.120
  3. ^ a b Williams (1973), p.121


  • Price, Aeron (1973). "Llanagn, St Mary Hill and Llansannor". In Stewart Williams (ed.). Glamorgan Historian. III, The Garden of Wales (2nd ed.). Cowbridge: D Brown and sons.

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