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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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3137 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
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:31:29 -0700

Hazel, who helps youngsters cross the road outside Pentyrch Primary School, said she was overwhelmed when she opened the letter telling her she had been recognised. RELATED: Queen's Birthday Honours 2015 - The full Welsh list. “I was quite emotional ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:57:36 -0700

A Cardiff councillor has been suspended from the Labour group for six months after he was found to have broken party rules. Former deputy council leader Ralph Cook, who represents the Trowbridge ward, was suspended for a period of six months.
 
Liberal Democrat Voice
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:53:32 -0700

In Cardiff (UA), the Conservatives will be defending their seat in Pentyrch ward, following the resignation of new Cardiff North MP Craig Williams. Cadan ap Tomos will be standing for the Lib Dems. Geraldine Locke is the LD candidate in Hampton Wick ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:03:45 -0700

Ynystawe and Tondu beat Penarth and Tata Steel respectively while Panteg's clash with Pentyrch ended in a draw. Swansea remain at the top of the division after they earned a winning draw at home to Miskin Manor. Gwyn Hobbs struck an unbeaten 111 as ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:06:32 -0700

Sampson's rise to the coaching top table had actually started a few years earlier when they were playing for local club Pentyrch Rangers. “Mark is three years older than me and took charge of my under-15 team,” says Craig. “We played a few games ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:40:59 -0700

There were wins for Tondu, Bridgend and Miskin Manor while Pentyrch's clash with Penarth was tied. Port Talbot Town remain at the summit of the West 2 nd XI division after they beat Pontarddulais by four wickets. Ynysygerwn, Neath and Ammanford all ...
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