Thornhill cemetery

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Wenallt Chapel at Thornhill cemetery

Thornhill cemetery is a major cemetery and crematorium located in the Thornhill, a northern suburb of Cardiff, south Wales. It is located between the A469 road (Thornhill Road) and the M4 motorway.

Thornhill Crematorium was opened in 1953 and occupies a 40-acre (160,000 m2) site as part of the Thornhill Cemetery. The cemetery contains two chapels – Wenallt Chapel and Briwnant Chapel -, and the Gardens of Remembrance for the scattering of cremated remains. [1]

Judge and World War II Victoria Cross recipient Sir Tasker Watkins (1918–2007) was cremated here, [2] as was Rhodri Morgan (1939–2017), First Minister of Wales.


  1. "The Suburb of Llanishen". Cardiffians. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  2. Burial Location of VC Holders – Glamorganshire.

Coordinates: 51°32′13″N3°12′34″W / 51.53694°N 3.20944°W / 51.53694; -3.20944

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