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Welsh: Pentyrch
Lewis Arms , Pentyrch. - geograph.org.uk - 389992.jpg
Pentyrch is located in Cardiff
 Pentyrch shown within Cardiff
Population 3,535 
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

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.[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.


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

External links[edit]

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Penarth Times

Penarth Times
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:18:00 -0700

THE Seasiders' rehabilitation is still work in progress after they moved into a winning position ten minutes into the second half, only to allow the game to slip from their grasp. Bottom club Pentyrch were a lively bunch and highly motivated a quality ...


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:40:03 -0700

According to one website on Pentyrch history iron ore has been mined since Roman times from a a pit on top of the Lesser Garth. “Over 200 people worked in the confined shafts and tunnels extracting more than 600,000 tons of ore,” said the website ...

South Wales Argus

South Wales Argus
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:10:01 -0700

Matthew Roberts, defending, told the court that Pritchard was currently suffering an illness and is at a hospital in Pentyrch with kidney problems. He said: "He could have renal failure. He is refusing treatment and the hospital cannot force him to go ...


Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:34:23 -0700

Hendre in Caerau Lane, Pentyrch, Cardiff is being sold for £949,950. For more details call pa black on 029 2037 3712 or email enquiries@pablack.co.uk. More dream homes to lust after here: Fancy living in one of these beautiful Welsh barn conversions?


Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:08:43 -0700

My wife, Mrs Eira Jones of Pentyrch, suffered a stroke in May this year and was admitted to accident and emergency at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. She was a patient there for 10 days before being transferred to Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda – Llwynypia, Ward D4 ...

BBC News

BBC News
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:11:15 -0700

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:02:15 -0700

Whoever buys Gelynis Farm won't just have an historic family home with bags of character, but they'll also be able to enjoy Castell Coch as a backdrop. Situated around five miles to the north-west of the centre of Cardiff on the edge of the Morganstown ...
BBC Sport
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:37:30 -0700

St Josephs (Cardiff) 21-20 Pentyrch. St Peters 20-31 CR Cymry Caerdydd. League 2 North. Colwyn Bay 28-6 Machynlleth. Llangefni 74-0 Menai Bridge. Newtown 10-46 Abergele. Shotton Steel 12-30 Harlech. Wrexham 36-20 Rhyl. League 2 West Central.

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