Place talk:Wales


Historic Changes to Wales

1974 [6 November 2007]

  • Most of the places in Merioneth moved to form the district of Meirionnydd in Gwynedd while a few places made up the Glyndŵr district of Clwyd.

1996 [Local Government Act 1994]

  • The places in the Glyndwr part of Clwyd now form part of the principal area of Denbighshire, with the rest remaining in Gwynedd.
  • All places in Dyfed moved to either Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire (principal area) or Pembrokeshire (principal area). Dyfed became a preserved county.
  • All places located under Brecon moved to Powys. Brecon was a previous county, then county borough, now it's just a town.

Added England as an also-located-in place [26 August 2012]

I know this isn't correct, but it's needed so that the place-matcher links place texts of "Wales, England" to Wales instead of to Place:Wales, Yorkshire, England.--Dallan 11:10, 26 August 2012 (EDT)

Newport [13 September 2012]

Look at the places in Wales I have noticed at oddity for Newport.

Newport is both a City and a principle area. Newport (City) comes under Monmouthshire, Wales which is incorrect.

It should be either Newprt, Wales for both City and Principle area or it should be Newport, Newport.--Colin Madge 13:54, 5 September 2012 (EDT)

I think this is correct as it stands? Place:Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (the city) is correct because Newport was located in Monmouthshire in the early 1900's, and we title places according to the jurisdiction they were in, in the early 1900s. That page says that Newport (the city) is also located in Place:Newport, Wales, which is the unitary authority that was created in the late 1900s / early 2000s. Is there a better way to represent this?--Dallan 09:45, 13 September 2012 (EDT)