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Pentyrch
Welsh: Pentyrch
Lewis Arms , Pentyrch. - geograph.org.uk - 389992.jpg
Pentyrch is located in Cardiff
Pentyrch
Pentyrch
 Pentyrch shown within Cardiff
Population 3,535 
OS grid reference ST101819
Principal area Cardiff
Ceremonial county South Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF15
Dialling code 029
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Cardiff West
Welsh Assembly Cardiff West
List of places
UK
Wales
Cardiff

Coordinates: 51°31′44″N 3°17′50″W / 51.52883°N 3.29735°W / 51.52883; -3.29735

Pentyrch is a community located on the western outskirts of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The village gives its name to a Cardiff local authority electoral ward, Pentyrch, which covers the village and surrounding area. Welsh-speakers make up 20% of the town's population, making it the most Welsh-speaking district in the capital.

Geography[edit]

The village is situated next to the Garth Mountain, high above the River Taff.

The village can be reached from junction 32 of the M4 Motorway, then A470, then via Heol Goch, a hill flanked by a quarry and nature reserve. Alternatively, Church Road provides access from Llantrisant Road near St Fagans.

Other approaches are from Creigiau and Gwaelod-y-Garth.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 census, Pentyrch contained 3,535 individuals, in 1,358 households.

Governance[edit]

Pentyrch became the newest addition to the Cardiff unitary authority in 1996.[1] The electoral ward of Pentyrch falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff West. It is bounded by Rhondda Cynon Taf to the north; and by the wards of Whitchurch & Tongwynlais to the east; Radyr & Morganstown to the southeast; and Creigiau & St. Fagans to the southwest. Pentyrch is represented by Conservative councillor Craig Williams on Cardiff Council but it is represented by the Labour Party in the Houses of Commons and the National Assembly.

Amenities[edit]

On entering the village, the visitor passes the playground, Horeb Presbyterian Chapel (now converted to for use as a concert hall and recording studio) and the Lewis Arms pub.

Past these lies the village centre, containing a Spar general store which includes a Post Office, delicatessen, hairdressers, doctors, a veterinary practice and butchers. The focus of older buildings in the village is reached by forking left after entering the village, travelling down to the King's Arms pub, and St. Catwg's Church, at the lowest point of the village. Along with St. Catwg's Church and its lychgate, the King's Arms is a Grade 2 Listed Building. Originally a seventeenth century copyhold farm called Cae Golman, the King's Arms became established as a public house in the eighteenth century. In the lounge bar, can be found a fireplace with chamfered beam, dated 1711.

Housing is split between older housing and large developments of post-1970s housing.

Sport in the village is centred on the Pentyrch Rugby Football Club. There is also a cricket pitch and other facilities at the club.

Pentyrch Rangers football club is based in the village. The club has nearly 200 registered players and runs 10 junior and mini football teams in the Cardiff and District League.

Other amenities include a village hall and primary school. The village has some art on display, including a mural situated on the green on High corner.

In 1993, Pentyrch hosted its first National/Sunday League Cricket Match, as Glamorgan lost to Northamptonshire, becoming the country's smallest village to do so.

Pentyrch is covered by Fairwater Police Station.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The suburb of Pentyrch". Cardiffians.co.uk. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 

External links[edit]


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WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Sun, 04 May 2014 05:38:22 -0700

The residual financial boon to having one of Wales' finest musicians playing their locale can't have escaped the more alert denizens of Pentyrch, the village located on the western outskirts of Cardiff, where Welsh-speakers make up 20% of the local ...
 
Barry and District News
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:08:08 -0800

BARRY 3rd XV was hoping to bring a poor run of results to an end as they travelled to Pentyrch. Manager Frank Greig had the luxury of a replacement bench for this away friendly, and with the surplus of numbers it saw Ken Chow playing for a numerically ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:59:44 -0800

For example, city travel was seen as a higher priority in Pentyrch and Ely areas than any other location, while housing and homelessness were identified as a priority by those living in Butetown and Cathays. But there were calls from 13.9% of postcard ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:23:51 -0700

Pentyrch singer and model Lucie Jones will today begin a week-long, 200-mile hike from North Wales to Cardiff. The 23-year-old former X Factor hopeful will join other well-known Welsh faces raising money for the Wales Air Ambulance. The walk, which ...

BBC News

BBC News
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 06:37:30 -0800

It is estimated some 20 tonnes of tyres are on fire at Pentyrch, and thick black smoke can be seen from the surrounding area. South Wales Fire and Rescue has sent two engines, from Whitchurch and Ely, and a special appliance from Caerphilly. The fire ...

BBC News

BBC News
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:21:50 -0700

An outbuilding on the farm in Pentyrch had been well alight and black smoke was visible for miles around. Eye witnesses said smoke had been drifting across the M4 near junction 32 at Coryton, Cardiff. A spokesperson for South Wales Fire and Rescue ...
 
BBC News
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:34:16 -0700

King, of Abercynon, killed David Evans in Pentyrch, near Cardiff, and used his mobile phone to film his body. The judge told him at Cardiff Crown Court that he was "evil and dangerous". After the case Mr Evans's son Richard said: "My father met his ...

Buteman

Buteman
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:24:56 -0700

The relationship between the rugby clubs of Bute and Pentyrch enters a new phase this weekend as a party of 14 island players heads south for the Six Nations Championship game between Wales and Scotland. The relationship between the two clubs goes ...
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