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St Margaret's Parish Church from Mill Gardens

Roath (Welsh: Y Rhath) is a district of the city of Cardiff, Wales. Its main shopping streets are Albany Road, City Road, and Wellfield Road.

The name is believed to originate from Irish ráth, 'fort'.

Of interest is the Church of St Margaret of Antioch, built in 1870 on the site of an earlier Norman chapel. The new Gothic revival church, designed by Llandaff architect John Prichard on a Greek Cross plan, was financed totally by the third Marquess of Bute, in spite of his conversion to Catholicism in 1868. Inside is an opulent mausoleum housing tombs of nine members of the Bute family, including the First Marquess and his wives. The tower of St Margaret's was finally completed in 1926.

It has a large public park, Roath Park which has a lake that provides small boats for excursions.

Amenities

  • St Margaret's Parish Church
  • Monumental Inscriptions for St. Margarets
  • Roath Church House and Scout Hall
  • Mackintosh Sports Institute (formerly Plasnewydd)
  • The Gate, arts centre
  • James Summers Funeral Home, Roath Court
  • Shah Jalal Mosque, Crwys Road (formerly Capel Crwys)
  • Trinity Methodist Church
  • St. Martins' Church, Albany Road
  • Albany Primary School

 Buses in Roath: 2 8 9 9A 29 29B 51 52 52A 55 57 57B 58 58B to Cardiff City Centre
       see www.cardiffbus.com for details


 Arts in Roath:
 The Albany Gallery
       74b Albany Road
       Cardiff
       CF24 3RS
 029 2048 7158
 http://www.albanygallery.com


 Farmers Markets in Roath:
 Roath Real Food Market
 Every Saturday (starting Nov 3rd) from 9.30am – 1pm
       Mackintoch Centre
       Keppoch Street
       (corner with Plasnewydd Place)
       Roath
       CF24 3JW


 Libraries in Roath:
 Roath Library
       Newport Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 0DF
 029 2049 4538
 Monday 9.00-1.00 2.00-6.00
       Tuesday 9.00-1.00 2.00-7.00
       Wednesday 9.00-1.00 2.00-6.00
       Thursday 9.00-1.00 2.00-6.00
       Friday 9.00-1.00 2.00-6.00
       Saturday 9.00-1.00 2.00-5.30


 Tennis in Roath:
 Cardiff (Mackintosh) City Tennis Club
       Mackintosh Sports Club
       38 Keppoch Street
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 3JW
       South Glamorgan
 02920 484 619

 David Lloyd Club Cardiff
       Ipswich Road
       Cardiff
       CF23 7AQ
       South Glamorgan
 02920 460 046
 http://www.davidlloydleisure.co.uk


 Taxis in Roath:
 Dragon Metro
       14 Vere St
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3DS
 029 2033 3333


 Vets in Roath:
 Marlborough Rd Veterinary Centre
       2 Marlborough Rd
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 5BX
 029 2049 1235


 Pubs/Bars in Roath:
 The Albany Hotel
       105 Donald Street
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 4TL
 029 2031 1075

 Bar Billabong llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       The Globe Centre
       Wellfield Road
       Roath
       CF24 3PE
 029 2025 2042

 Bar YK
       1 Elm Street
       Roath
       CF24 3QR
 029 2045 5056

 The Bertram llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       110 Broadway
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1NJ
 029 20470877

 The Claude Hotel llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       140 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RW
 029 2049 3896

 The Clifton llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       Clifton Street
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF2 1NF

 The Cornerstone llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       76 City Road
       Roath
       CF24 3DD
 029 2043 5921

 The Croft Hotel
       Croft Street
       Roath
       CF24 3DZ
 029 2048 2257

 Ernest Willows llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       2-12 City Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3DL
 029 2048 6235

 The George llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       1-5 Mackintosh Place
       Roath
       CF24 4NL
 029 2043 5901

 Poets Corner llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       56 City Road
       Roath
       CF24 3DN
 029 2049 3526

 The Roath Cottage llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       25-26 Plasnewydd Road
       Roath
       CF24 3FN
 029 2048 1128

 The Roath Park llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       170 City Road
       Roath
       CF24 3JE
 029 2031 1049

 The Royal Oak llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       200 Braodway
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 1QJ
 02920 473 984
 http://royaloakcardiff.co.uk

 The Tavistock Hotel
       Bedford Street
       Roath
       CF24 3DB
       029 2030 7073

 The Tut 'n Shive
       56 City Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3DN
 029 20493526


 Hotels in Roath:
 Ashgrove
       191-193 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1AJ
 029 20488144

 The Blue Dragon Hotel
       179-185 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1AH,
 029 20481858

 The Cardiff Hotel
       138 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1DJ
 029 20491964

 Courtland Hotel
       110 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1DG
 029 20497583

 Hotel Metropole
       175 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1AH
 029 20464642

 Lynx Hotel
       385 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1RN
 029 20497817

 Sunbury Hotel
       124 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1DH
 029 20491667

 Tanes Hotel
       148 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1DJ
 029 20491755

 Travel Inn
       Ipswich Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 9AQ
 029 20462481


 B&B's/Guesthouses in Roath:
 Calista
       199 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3NU
 029 20460516

 Domus Guest House
       201 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1AJ
 029 20473311

 Marlborough Guest House
       98 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1DG
 029 20492385

 Royal Oak Hotel llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       200 Broadway
       Cardiff CF24 1QJ
 029 20473 984
 http://royaloakcardiff.co.uk

 The Roath Cottage llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       25-26 Plasnewydd Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3EN
       029 2019 0318
 029 2019 0296


 Restaurants in Roath:
 The Blue Ginger (Indian)
       131 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3NS
 029 20482890

 Bozan Chinese
       78 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RS
 029 20493617

 Celtic Suite
       Colchester Avenue Centre
       Colchester Avenue
       Penylan
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 9XR
 029 20499225

 The Empire Group Of Restaurants
       159 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3NT
 029 20485757

 Himalaya Restaurant
       24 Wellfield Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3PB
 029 20491722

 La Trattoria Molisana
       The Globe Centre
       Wellfield Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3PE
 029 20471562

 Tandoori Mahal
       98 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RT
 029 20491500

 TGI Friday's
       Unit 7
       City Link
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1PQ
 029 20460123

 Zio Pin Lucianos
       74 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RS
 029 20485673


 Cafes in Roath:
 Bentleys
       35 Wellfield Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3PA
 029 20457373

 Broadway Cafe
       10 Broadway
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1NF
 029 20465200

 Coffee 1
       85 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3LP
 029 20485656

 Coffee House Rendezvous
       3 Wellfield Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3NZ
 029 20455198

 FT5K
       20 Wellfield Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3PB
 029 20493629

 Lamina
       100 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RT
 029 20488873

 Linda Barkers Cafe
       68 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RS
 029 20452332


 Take Aways in Roath:
 Ahmed Tandoori
       132b Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RU
 029 20460351

 Broadway Fish Bar
       168 Broadway
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1QJ
 029 20485237

 Burger King
       473 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1RQ
 029 20456057

 China Kitchen Ltd
       136 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RU
 029 20495488

 Clarks
       37 Clifton Street
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1LR
 029 20482303

 Evergreen Chinese Takeaway
       108 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RT
 029 20487482

 The Food Planet
       154 Broadway
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1NL
 029 20489392

 Golden House
       4 Upper Clifton Street
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1PU
 029 20498733

 Jasmin Garden
       44 Broadway
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1NG
 029 20488828

 Lalazar Takeaway
       18 Broadway
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1NF
 029 20488015

 Levant Kebab Shop
       5 Clifton Street Upper
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1PU
 029 20489663

 Lucky Star
       15 Clifton Street
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1PX
 029 20451400

 McDonald's Restaurants Ltd
       378 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 9AE
 029 20451050

 Noble House
       133 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3NT
 029 20472929

 Penylan Fish Bar
       6 Lady Margaret Court
       Colchester Avenue
       Penylan
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 9AW
 029 20488236

 The Pizza Kitchen
       3 Upper Clifton Street
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1PU
 029 20450555

 Superstar Fish Bar
       31 Broadway
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1QE
 029 20450182


 For Children in Roath:
 Ants Inya Pants (Activity Centre)
       Rhymney River Bridge Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 9AF
 029 20472236

 Baby Acorns Nursery
       42 Partridge Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3QX
 029 20472246

 Cardiff Steiner Early Years Centre
       17-18 Iron Street
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 0LL
 029 20190099

 Cardiff & The Vale Playbus
       Rooms 9-11 Colchester Estate
       Colchester Avenue
       Penylan
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 9AP
 029 20470775

 Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin (Nursery)
       Children's Facilities > Nurseries and Creches
       145 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3NT
 029 20436800

 Playbox (Nursery)
       Children's Facilities > Nurseries and Creches
       22 Bronwydd Avenue
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 5JP
 029 20464540


 Other in Roath:
 Mega Bowl
       376 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 9AE
 029 20461666

 Old Howardians Athletic Club
       143 Clifton Street
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1LZ
 029 20471522

 Penylan Bowling Club
       Marlborough Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 5BU
 029 20491865

 Roath Conservative Club
       7-11 Cyril Cresent
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1DQ
 029 20496829

 Roath Labour Club & Institute
       124 Broadway
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1NL
 029 20486855


 Retail in Roath:
 Argos - Cardiff Newport Road
       Unit 2
       City Link Retail Park
       Newport Road
       Cardiff
       CF24 1PQ
 0845 640 3030

 Co-op Market Town Store
       62-63 Crwys Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 4NE

 Tesco - Cardiff City Road Express
       134-142 City Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3DR
 02920 462839

 Tesco - Cardiff Roath Metro
       11-17 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3LH
 0845 6779133


 Places of Worship in Roath:
 Albany Road Baptist Church
       Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3NU
 029 2049 3430

 Cardiff Christian Life Centre
       Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 0DH
 029 20470037

 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
       The Parade
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3AB
 029 2031 1283

 Gateway Christian Spiritualist Church
       2A Northcote Street
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3BH
 029 20470461

 Methodist Church
       15 Axminster Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 5AR
 029 20495202
 www.cardiffmethodist.org.uk

 The Salvation Army
       4 Pearl Place
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1HE
 029 2049 4994

 St Margarets Church
       Roath Vicarage
       Waterloo Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 5AD
 029 20484808

 St Martin Church
       St Martins Vicarage
       Strathnairn Street
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3JL
 029 20482295
 www.stmartinsroath.org.uk

 St Peters RC Church
       St Peters Street
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3BA
 029 20483394
 StPeters@rosmini.org
 www.stpeters-roath.co.uk

 Tredegarville Baptist Church Office
       The Parade
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3AD
 029 2048 3470


 Schools/Colleges in Roath:
 The Academy (Independent)
       40 - 41 The Parade
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 3AB
 02920 409630

 Albany Primary School
       Albany Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 3RR
 02920 499520

 Marlborough Infant School
       Marlborough Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF23 5BU
 02920 498822

 Marlborough Junior School
       Blenheim Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF23 5BU
 02920 492564
 02920 451543

 Roath Park Primary School
       Penywain Road
       Roath Park
       Cardiff
       CF24 4BB
 02920 499549
 02920 485762

 St Anne's C.I.W. Infant School
       Croft Street
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 3DZ
 02920 490402

 St Peter's R.C. Primary School
       Southey Street
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 38P
 02920 497847
 02920 453390

 Stacey Primary School
       Stacey Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 1DW
 02920 499508

 Taibah School (Independent)
       22 Wordsworth Avenue
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF2 1AR
 02920 472657

 Tredegarville C.I.W. Primary School
       Glossop Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       CF24 0JT
       02920 483680
 02920 483127


 Chemists/Pharmacies in Roath:
 Boots The Chemist
       77-79 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3LN
 029 2048 3043

 Central Pharmacy
       63-67 Wellfield Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3PA
 029 2040 5005

 The Co-operative Pharmacy
       26 Albany Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3RQ
 029 2048 8524

 The Co-operative Pharmacy
       180 City Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3JF
 029 2046 0623

 The Co-operative Pharmacy
       20 Broadway
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1NF
 029 2049 4373

 Lloyds Pharmacy
       45 Wellfield Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3PA
 029 2049 6878

 RK Aggarwal
       63-67 Wellfield Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3PA
 029 2040 5001

 Superdrug Stores plc
       81-83 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3LN
 029 2049 0442


 Doctors in Roath:
 City Surgery
       187 City Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3WD
 029 2043 7980

 The Clifton Surgery
       151-155 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1AG
 029 2046 3608

 Dr D C Owens
       30 The Parade
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3AD
 029 2048 6168

 Drs Dingley L.D, McKirdy H.C, Dolben R & Maclaren A.M
       24 Albany Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 3YY
 029 2048 6561

 Four Elms Medical Centres
       103 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 0AF
 029 2048 5526

 Links Centre Community Mental Health Team
       Cardiff Royal Infirmary Buildings
       Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 0SZ
 029 2033 5555

 Minster Surgery
       Minster Road
       Roath
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF23 5SE
 029 2047 3999

 Roathwell Surgery
       116 Newport Road
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF24 1DG
 029 2049 4537


Roath (Rhâth) - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
ROATH (RHÂTH), a parish, in the union of Cardiff, hundred of Kibbor, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 1½ mile (N. E. by E.) from Cardiff; containing 298 inhabitants. Rhâth, the original name of this place, is a common Welsh designation for ancient earthworks, of which there are several in the immediate vicinity: the late Mr. Edward Williams, the Glamorganshire antiquary, supposed the name to be derived from the station Ratostabius, which he fixes at Cardiff. The parish is situated on the western bank of the river Romney, over which is a bridge of one arch, and on the great western road through the county: the river is also crossed in this vicinity by a wooden bridge, 230 feet in length, along which passes the South Wales railway. The surface, forming an extent of about 1500 acres, is nearly a perfect flat, except that to the north of the village there is a gentle rise. Formerly the Romney, which here separates the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, inundated the moors to a great extent; but an embankment has been constructed, which has confined it to its proper channel. The quality of the soil is various, the upper lands towards the north being a red stiff clay, and the flat ground being composed of sandy loam and gravel, which, towards the moors, become covered with tenacious clay, fit for making bricks. The parish contains several good gentlemen's houses, of which Plâs Newydd, in the castellated style, is the principal; and is divided into three lordships, Tewkesbury, Dogfield, and Keynsham, the manorial rights of the two first of which belong to the Stuart family, Marquesses of Bute, and those of the last to Sir Charles Morgan, Bart.

The living is a vicarage not in charge, endowed with £800 royal bounty; net income, £106: the tithes have been commuted for £307. 10., of which a sum of £160 is payable to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, £72. 10. to the Stuart family, also patrons of the benefice, and £75 to the vicar, who has twelve acres of land in the parish of Bedwas, and ten in that of St. Woollos, Monmouthshire. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, is a small neat structure, with a chancel that was rebuilt by the first Marquess of Bute, who also erected, on the northern side of it, a splendid mausoleum for his family, where he and the Marchioness, and Lord Mountstuart, were interred. A day and Sunday school is supported chiefly by C. C. Williams, Esq. Near the centre of the rising ground to the north of the village is a spring of pure water, called Penylan Well, which has been inclosed, and is greatly resorted to by all classes on Easter Monday, when it is supposed that charms are wrought, fortunes foretold, and wishes registered at the mystic stream.



 

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