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Many of the streets on the estate have names linked to the history of the immediate area, for example Mathew Walk is named after the family that owned Radyr Court from the 15th to 17th Centuries and Rachel Close is named after "Rachel of the Chain". The chain was the toll barrier at the junction of Llantrisant Road and Waterhall Road and Rachel was one of the most famous toll collectors.

Other street names have connections with Llandaff Cathedral. Urban (Heol Urban) was the first Bishop of Llandaff who commissioned building of the cathedral in 1107. Jasper Tudor (Jasper Close) built the North West tower in the 15th Century. Other names associated with the cathedral include Pace, Pritchard, Seddon, Epstein and Rossetti
For more information see the cathedral website

Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2016 21:29
 
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