"MICHAELSTON LE PIT, a parish in the hundred of DINAS-POWIS, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 1/2 miles (S. W. by W.) from Cardiff, containing 105 inhabitants. Lias and mountain limestone, together with lead-ore, are found in this small parish, which is exclusively agricultural, and presents some fine well-wooded enclosures. Courtyrala, an Italian villa, the seat of T. B. Rous, Esq., is pleasantly situated above a stream artificially widened and improved, over which a rustic bridge has been formed, amid scenery of the most romantic and picturesque character : the grounds are disposed with great taste, and disclose, at various points of view, the most admired scenes of the adjacent country. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, rated in the king's books at £ 4. 10. 7 1/2., endowed with £ 200 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of T. B. Rous, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. A school for the education of children of both sexes is supported by the family of Rous. On the summit of a hill, in this parish, are vestiges of an earthwork, supposed to be of Roman construction. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor is £41. 3." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)
Places, villages, farms etc within Michaelston-le-Pit parish as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)
- Michaelston-le-Pit (151); Michaelston le Pit; White Fm.
Conservation areas within the Vale of Glamorgan. See Michaelston le Pit - "Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance"
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