‘The first registered mosque in the UK, Cardiff, 1860’: the evolution of a myth

@article{GilliatRay2010TheFR,
  title={‘The first registered mosque in the UK, Cardiff, 1860’: the evolution of a myth},
  author={S. Gilliat‐Ray},
  journal={Contemporary Islam},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={179-193}
}
This paper describes how a simple transcription error ‘created’ what appeared to be the earliest recorded mosque in Britain. Research in 2008/9 for a project about the history of Muslim settlement in Cardiff included a check of mosque registration data that revealed the origin of the factual inaccuracy. However, the paper does not simply concern itself with debunking the myth that has evolved concerning a mosque, said to have been registered in the Cathays district of Cardiff in 1860 (which in… Expand

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