Cold Knap

Cold Knap
—  District of Barry  —
Cold Knap lake
Cold Knap is located in Barry
Cold Knap
Location in Barry
Cold Knap is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Cold Knap
Location in the Vale of Glamorgan
Coordinates: 51°23′14″N 3°17′25″W / 51.38722°N 3.29028°W / 51.38722; -3.29028
Country United Kingdom
Region Wales
County Vale of Glamorgan
Town Barry
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Cold Knap is a district of Barry in South Wales.


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Cold Knap is a pebble beach on the coast that attracts visitors during the summer months. It is located a few miles west of the sandy beach of Barry Island. It was founded by the Romans who used it as a port. Attractions include a lake shaped like a Welsh Harp and skate park.

The outdoor swimming pool has been closed and filled in, and the area turned into a tourist trail.

Cold Knap Lake is the title and subject, of a poem by Gillian Clarke, used on the English literature GCSE syllabus in England.

It was also the scene of an English contract law case called Chapelton v. Barry UDC [1940] 1 KB 532, where a man's deckchair collapsed.

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Coordinates: 51°23′14″N 3°17′25″W / 51.38722°N 3.29028°W / 51.38722; -3.29028

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