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Pencoed is a town in the county borough of Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom, 15 miles from Wales's largest city of Cardiff. Lying on the Ewenny River it has a population of around 11,000 (latest figures show 11,832).Early habitationThe earliest evidence of habitation in the community area is the Ogof y Pebyll Bone Cave The cave is a Scheduled Monument and appears to have been lived in during Neolithic or Bronze Age periods. Worked flint flakes have been found, along with the teeth of numerous mammals, of many different species. It is believed that there was a Norman castle in what is now the town.Present day settlementPencoed as a town did not develop until the late nineteenth century, around the coal mining industry. The coal mines have now closed.The town nestles in the Ewenny valley, bisected by the M4 motorway at junction 35. About a mile to the north of the town, lies the upland relief of the South Wales Valleys. To the south lies the rolling countryside of the Vale of Glamorgan and the rugged north coast of the Bristol Channel.
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