|Population 5,153 (ward 2011)|
Police South Wales
Local time Friday 12:28 PM
Ceremonial county South Glamorgan
UK parliament constituency Cardiff West
|Principal area Cardiff|
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Fire South Wales
Dialling code 029
Post town Cardiff
|Weather 10°C, Wind S at 16 km/h, 92% Humidity|
Creigiau is a dormitory settlement in the north-west of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The village currently has about 1,500 houses and a population of approximately 5,000 people. The Cardiff ward is called Creigiau/St. Fagans. The village has a strong Welsh-speaking community, and along with Pentyrch has one of the largest clusters of Welsh-speakers in Cardiff. 23.4% of the village speaks Welsh.
Map of Creigiau, Cardiff, UK
Creigiau's former industrial centre was a quarry, which opened in the 1870s and closed in 2001. The village was linked to Cardiff and Barry by the Barry Railway's Creigiau railway station, located on the eastern edge of the village, which was closed as part of the Beeching cuts. The Welsh language has always had a strong presence in Creigiau and the majority of its inhabitants still spoke Welsh in 1890.
In the mid-1970s, housing estates sprang up to accommodate commuters. A further large housing estate was built during the 80's to further accommodate the growing number of commuters wanting to live in the village. This estate is still locally known as "the new estate" or "lower Creigiau".
Creigiau became part of the Unitary authority of Cardiff in 1996 following Local Government reorganisation.
Local amenities include a bilingual primary school, which teaches through the medium of both Welsh and English, a golf club, a small Tesco Express shop - which is also the Post Office, a Recreation Ground managed by village residents (home of local archery, cricket, football, petanque and tennis clubs), a GP surgery, and local pub called 'The Creigiau Inn'.