Pyle

Pyle ( _cy. Y Pîl) is a village in Bridgend county borough, south Wales. Pyle railway station is on the London - South Wales main line.

This large village is served by the A48 road, and lies less than one mile from Junction 37 of the M4 motorway, and is therefore only a half-hour journey from the capital city of Wales, Cardiff; in fact it lies approximately equidistant between the capital (Cardiff) and the second city (Swansea).

The nearest town is the seaside resort of Porthcawl. Pyle contains a medieval parish church whose walls are said to contain stones from the ancient borough of Kenfig which was abandoned after being buried in sandstorms.

Pyle was made a community in 2002, when the Cynffig community was split into two parts (the other being Cornelly), following a recommendation of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales.

[See: [http://www.lgbc-wales.gov.uk/Community/Cynffig/LGBCW%20Cynffig.pdf Boundary commission for Wales] ] [See: [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/wales/wsi2002/20021129e.htm Welsh Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 1129 (W.117): The Bridgend (Cynffig, Cornelly and Pyle Communities) (Electoral Changes) Order 2002] ]

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* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2767436 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Pyle and surrounding area]


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