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Welsh: Pentyrch
Lewis Arms , Pentyrch. - geograph.org.uk - 389992.jpg
Pentyrch is located in Cardiff
 Pentyrch shown within Cardiff
Population 3,483 (2011)[1]
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

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.


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.


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


Pentyrch became the newest addition to the Cardiff unitary authority in 1996.[2] 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 was represented by Conservative councillor Craig Williams on Cardiff Council until he stepped down in 2015 following his election to Parliament. A by-election will take place on Tuesday 30 June 2015 to elect his successor. Pentyrch ward is part of Cardiff West constituency and represented by the Labour Party in the Houses of Commons and the National Assembly.


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]


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "The suburb of Pentyrch". Cardiffians.co.uk. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "New Cardiff North MP Craig Williams steps down as city councillor". Wales Online. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

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484 news items

Pontypridd Rugby

Pontypridd Rugby
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:54:20 -0700

Pontypridd Youth set out in defence of the National Youth Cup on Saturday 12th September with an emphatic victory away to Pentyrch. The game was played in difficult conditions, but Ponty putting in a dominant display to take the verdict by 8pts to 42.

Penarth Times

Penarth Times
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:32:21 -0700

PENARTH Under-16s travelled to a mist covered Pentyrch for an early match kick off to accommodate players who were then to visit the Millennium Stadium for the Wales v Uruguay match. Having had a very close encounter last season both teams were keen ...

Glamorgan County Cricket (press release) (registration)

Glamorgan County Cricket (press release) (registration)
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:30:00 -0700

In the second semi-final we had last years winners Pentyrch CC taking on Pantmawr CC. Gymkhana batted pretty well and made 105 off their 10 overs. With indoor rules and adjustment to the indoor scoring system, this was probably fractionally above par.


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:55:04 -0700

The Tories held onto their Cardiff council seat of Pentyrch and Gwaelod-y-Garth by just 18 votes. In a by-election triggered when Craig Williams resigned his council seat after being elected MP for Cardiff North, Conservative candidate Gavin Hill-John ...


Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:44:39 -0700

From speed limits, to the re-opening of Creigiau quarry, phone signal and road resurfacing - local issues have been at the heart of campaigning ahead of today's Pentyrch and Gwaelod-y-Garth by-election. Candidates from all three major parties, as well ...


Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:45:00 -0700

A host of clubs received byes into the second round – including, Pyle, Bridgend Sports, Penygraig, Pentyrch, Aberdare, Cambrian Welfare, Ogmore Vale, Cathays and Llantwit Major. Unbeaten Three East Central A outfit Old Illtydians also received a bye ...


Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:16:42 -0700

After beating Wattstown 33-10 on the opening weekend, they followed that up with a 32-20 win at Pentyrch. Their scheduled home fixture with Cilfynydd at the weekend was postponed with the visitors unable to raise a side. The club have also set their ...

Pontypridd Rugby

Pontypridd Rugby
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:43:03 -0700

Pontypridd Youth set out in defence of the National Youth Cup on Saturday 12th September with an away tie against Pentyrch Youth. It was back in April that Ponty Youth claimed the cup with a heroic victory over Penallta Youth at the Millennium Stadium.

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