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St Augustine's Church, Rumney
Population8,827 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceST215795
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARDIFF
Postcode districtCF3
Dialling code029
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
UK Parliament
List of places

Rumney (Welsh: Tredelerch) is a district and community in the east of the city of Cardiff, Wales. It lies east of the Rhymney River, and is historically part of Monmouthshire. On 1 April 1938 the Cardiff Extension Act 1937 incorporated it into the county borough of Cardiff, although it remained part of Monmouthshire, and England[2][3] until the Local Government Act 1972 made Monmouthshire a part of Wales.


Rumney Library

This is a predominantly residential area with a variety of social and private housing. There are many shopping outlets on Newport Road as well as local shops at the top of Rumney Hill and on Wentloog Road, Countisbury Avenue in Llanrumney also. New industrial and business estates have been developed alongside existing ones on Lamby Way providing employment opportunities.

Within the older sectors of the Rumney area are places of interest, such as the historic Rumney Pottery which is still in use today and also the remains of the old Rumney Castle which was a major stronghold on the South Wales coast. The remains of the castle were excavated in the late 70s and early 80s. An old quarry which is now being used as a children's park is situated off Ty Mawr Road (Ty Mawr – Welsh language for "Big House")

The Church in Wales parish church of St Augustine, dating from the 12th century, is located on the north side of Church Road. Schools in the area include Eastern High School and St Illtyd's Catholic High School.

The Rompney Castle pub, with a mock-medieval tower, was built on Wentloog Road in 1871. It closed due of the 2020-2021 Coronavirus lockdown. Plans to demolish it and replace it with apartments were rejected in 2022 by Cardiff Council planners.[4]


The area is on Cardiff Bus' 44/45 routes between Cardiff Central bus station and St Mellons and the 49/50 routes to Llanrumney. It is also served by the 30 service to Newport bus station.


Rumney is both an electoral ward, and a community of the City of Cardiff. There is no community council for the area. The electoral ward of Rumney lies within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff South and Penarth. It is bounded by the electoral wards of Pontprennau & Old St. Mellons to the north; Trowbridge to the east; Splott to the southwest; Penylan to the west; and Llanrumney to the northwest.


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  2. ^ "House of Lords: Cardiff Extension Bill third reading". Hansard. 27 July 1937.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey One-inch to the mile, 7th Series, Sheet 154 - Cardiff (Map). National Library of Scotland. 1961.
  4. ^ Conor Gogarty (8 April 2022). "'Ridiculous' plan to knock down historic pub rejected". Wales Online. Retrieved 31 July 2022.

Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 3°07′57″W / 51.50895°N 3.13251°W / 51.50895; -3.13251