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  1. a county borough in S Wales, created in 1996 from S Mid Glamorgan. Administrative centre: Bridgend. Pop: 129 900 (2003 est). Area: 264 sq km (102 sq miles)
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Historical Examples of bridgend

  • It was a hamlet known as Bridgend up till 1810, in which year it was erected into a burgh of barony under its present name.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8


  • It is connected by an ancient stone bridge with the suburb of Bridgend on the southern or Pembroke bank of the river.

  • So I buried my wife and daughter-in-law, and lost all chance to bury my son, between two Bridgend market-days.

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • For I never could show myself at Bridgend, if through my means Hezekiah found the sea his churchyard.

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore