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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 3,483 (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
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.[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 30th 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.

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. ^ "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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463 news items

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
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 ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
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 ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:41:15 -0700

Deborah Thomas, 53, lives in Pentyrch and has collected 1,200 signatures on paper petitions since June. She said: “The villages have grown quite considerably since it closed and there are a lot more things to take into consideration. “The lorries are ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:33:53 -0700

The adventure began back in March when Chris played the Acapela venue in Pentyrch. The music industry figurehead was in the audience and was so impressed with the Cynon Valley musician that he asked him to play at his mid-Wales venue. He's so far ...
 
Free Press Series
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 23:33:45 -0700

Swansea make the short trip to bottom club Tata Steel, Pentyrch host Miskin Manor, Aberdare travel to Ynystawe and Penarth entertain Carmarthen Wanderers. THINGS have bunched up at the top of Division One of the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:14:01 -0700

Mr Williams, who has represented Pentyrch since a 2008 by-election, said he could not do justice to his council role while in Westminster. At Thursday's meeting, he said: “I want to thank you all very much indeed. It's been eight years of enjoyment ...
 
Insider Media
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:41:15 -0700

It acquired land at Llantarnam in Cwmbran; Colwinston in the Vale of Glamorgan; and Pentyrch near Cardiff; and plans to build 217 homes in total. The new development in Colwinston will comprise 64 homes, with planning permission granted in June 2015.

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 ...
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