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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 3,535 
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
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.[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.

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

External links[edit]


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Sunset over Pentyrch

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Pentyrch RFC Presentation Evening 2013

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529 news items

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:03:45 -0700

“Numerous offers have been made over the years – the most recent being one-bedroom bungalows in Pentyrch and Llanishen, which he refused. Throughout the period we have been trying to assist Mr Lloyd we have fully considered all of his medical ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 06:02:37 -0700

Lock Seb Davies, 18, from the Whitchurch area of Cardiff, played his junior and youth rugby for Pentyrch RFC before being called into the Blues age grade system and has been capped by Wales at Under-18 level. Both players have represented Principality ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:16:49 -0700

The campaign already has supporters in Canton, Creigiau, St Fagans, Pentyrch and Ely. I appeal to the Labour Group on Cardiff council to change course and re-open our recycling centre. It will save us all effort, time and money. Crucially, it will ...

Barry and District News

Barry and District News
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:21:49 -0700

On March 14, meet 9am at Cogan Leisure Centre for a 10-mile hard walk at Pentyrch, Garth Hill and Gwaelod y Garth; contact Geraint on 029 2051 5278. On March 15, meet 9am at Cogan for an eight mile moderate walk at Pengenffordd; contact Robin on ...

South Wales Evening Post

South Wales Evening Post
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:56:15 -0800

The festivals will be hosted by Pentyrch, St Fagans, Tata Steel and Ammanford (May 3). SWPCL Player allocations: Ammanford — Jack Murphy; Bridgend Town — Ruaidhri Smith; Cardiff — Ben Wright; Mumbles — Aneurin Donald; Neath — Kieran Bull; ...
 
Carmarthen Journal
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:14:02 -0800

... by finishing in the top five of the South Wales Cricket Association first division in 2014 and along with Swansea, Ynystawe, Tata Steel and Aberdare will also compete against five sides from East Wales — Penarth, Pentyrch, Panteg, Miskin Manor and ...

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 ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:23:51 -0700

Pentyrch singer and model Lucie Jones will today begin a week-long, 200-mile hike from North Wales to Cardiff. The 23-year-old former X Factor hopeful will join other well-known Welsh faces raising money for the Wales Air Ambulance. The walk, which ...
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