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

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

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.


As of 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. 

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:16:58 -0700

In the C division Pentyrch made it 15 wins from 15 beating Danescourt 1-0. Marlboro beat Tiger Bay 3-2 and Llanrumney Youth Centre defeated Pontprennau 5-4. In the under-13 A division Pentyrch secured their fourth win of the season defeating Maindy ...
South Wales Argus
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:27 -0700

Weekend fixtures: Thomas, Carroll Glamorgan and Monmouthshire League Division One - Abergavenny v Pontypridd, Chepstow v Newbridge, Penarth v Croesyceiliog, St Fagans v Blackwood, Sudbrook v Pentyrch, Usk v Tondu. Division Two - Barry v Sully, ...
Barry and District News
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:53:27 -0700

Barry 2nd XV will now travel to Pentyrch RFC to compete in the East District Cup final against Cardiff Met on Thursday, kick-off 6.30pm. The team and management would appreciate all the support they can get for this match. Team: Lee, Adams, White, ...


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:18:14 -0700

... 2pm, and Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys, kick-off 4.45pm. Followed by X Factor finalist turned actress, model and MTV presenter Lucie, a Blues fan originally from Pentyrch, who will be perform during half-time when the Dragons face the Ospreys.


Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:30:59 -0700

They also said there was a “lack of consideration” given to Pentyrch and Radyr, the impact on the Welsh language, and the impact on English-medium provision in Taffs Well. Cardiff council's cabinet member for education Julia Magill said she asked ...


Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:55:29 -0700

Then there was Lucie Jones, the girl from the 'tiny hillside village inhabited by sheep' - otherwise known as Pentyrch. She didn't do too badly in 2009, a year in which her fellow contestants were Joe McElderry and Stacey Soloman. Lucie, who's also ...
South Wales Argus
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:22:21 -0700

Lyn Jones has already said that the Dragons will take part in his November event in Pentyrch but the ex-lock has stressed that it won't just be for the super-fit. He said: "I was lucky enough to be involved in professional sport and I'd love more ...

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