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Llanrumney, City of Cardiff
Llanrumney (Welsh Llanrhymni) is a suburb of the City of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. It stands to the north east of the City Centre on the west bank of the Rhymney River between the Rhymney River and the Severn Estuary. The name Llanrumney comes from the Welsh word Llan, meaning "Church", and Rumney the Anglicised version of Rhymney.
Town Centre

Town Centre Before 1951 there was little to see in Llanrumney, other than Llanrumney Hall and a couple of farms. Cardiff City Council then used its powers of compulsory purchase to acquire the Hall and its parklands for the construction of new homes.
Today the district is predominantly composed of council estates and is bounded by the wards of Old St. Mellons and Pontprennau to the north, Rumney to the south, Pentwyn and Llanedeyrn to the west, and Penylan to the southwest.
The area has a number of shopping precincts, and a Leisure Centre.
Llanrumney Hall, a Listed Building was preserved and later sold to a Brewery company and was converted into a public house. According to legend, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the final prince of an independent Wales, was interred in a stone coffin by the monks in 1282, on land where Llanrumney Hall would be built centuries later.
Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities

Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities There is a riverside walk along the banks of the Rhymney River between Llanrumney and Pentwyn, and several footpaths heading north alongside the river, via Old St Mellons toward the Rhymney River Circular Walk and the Cefn Mably Farm Park.
History

History After the Norman Conquest of Britain in 1066, the lands of Llanrumney were given to the monks at Keynsham Abbey, which was based just across the Severn in Somerset. The monks built a small chapel where Llanrumney Hall, built in 1450, now stands.
Following the dissolution of the monasteries Llanrumney Hall and its estate passed to the Kemys family of Cefn Mably. William Kemys left the property to his daughter, who married Thomas Morgan. Five generations of the Morgan family lived at the Hall and the Morgan coat-of-arms, dated 1587, sits proudly above a fireplace at Llanrumney Hall. The most well known of the Llanrumney Morgans was Sir Henry Morgan, who, some say, was born at Llanrumney Hall in 1635. Under his naval leadership, Panama was captured in 1671 and the famous Elizabethan diarist, John Evelyn, commented on the capture of Panama: "Such an action has not been since the famous Drake." King Charles II made Henry Morgan the Deputy Governor of Jamaica and awarded him a knighthood.
Attractions

Attractions It is just a short distance to many of the attractions of the City of Cardiff, including the Millennium Centre, Cardiff Castle, Millennium (Principality) Stadium, Cardiff Bay Barrage and Waterfront.
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Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends There are several strange stories about Llanrumney Hall. Locals will tell you it is haunted and many children will not go near it and exchange ghost stories. They say a Prince was killed at the Hall by being chopped into small pieces and plastered around the house. How his headless ghost would ride across the field with his head tucked under his arms. Many locals would say that it is the ghost of Prince Llewelyn, the last true Prince of Wales, who some say was interred in a stone coffin by the monks in 1282 at Llanrumney Hall after being beheaded.
According to www.walesonline.co.uk the Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust have resurrected the long-standing rumours that Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd was buried at Llanrumney Hall.
The final resting place of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd has remained a mystery since he was slain in a Mid Wales ambush in 1282 as he spearheaded a rebellion against Edward I.
Dr John Davies, chairman of the trust, said, "King Edward I of England was a pious man, and would not have buried Llywelyn outside Wales, but would not have wished the people of Wales to have a grave which they could venerate in Mid Wales.
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"A grave, secretly, in a monastery in a safe part of Wales administered by a monastic community that had no Welsh sympathies, would be much safer. The story could make sense."
Legend has it that John Hodder Moggridge, who lived at Llanrumney Hall from 1812-1823, came across a stone coffin contained in a thick wall containing the headless corpse while he was renovating the then-Elizabethan building.
The story was handed down through his granddaughter, Sarah Dillwyn Moggridge, in 1886, and even formed the basis for a report in The Western Mail in 1922.

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