Pentyrch is a Welsh
village, situated on the outskirts of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The village gives its name to a Cardiff local authority electoral ward, which covers the village and surrounding area.
The village is situated next to the
Garth Mountain, high above the River Taff.
The village can be reached from many directions, including the M4, Junction 32, then A470, then via Heol Goch, a reasonably steep hill flanked by a quarry and nature reserve. Alternatively, Church Road provides access from Llantrisant Road near
Other approaches include from
As of the [http://www.cardiffcommunitysafety.co.uk/page.php?id=45 2001 Census] , Pentyrch contained 3,535 individuals, in 1,358 households.
The electoral ward of Pentyrch falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff West. It is bounded by
Rhondda Cynon Taffto the north; and by the wards of Whitchurch & Tongwynlaisto the east; Radyr & Morganstownto the southeast; and Creigiau & St. Fagansto the southwest.
Pentyrch has an established Jungle Music community (and to a lesser extent Reggae, Techno, and hard house) based at the Lewis Arms pub on the south-west entrance to the village.
The village centre contains a number of 'facilities'. On entering the village, the visitor first passes the playground, Horeb Presbyterian Chapel (currently closed), and the Lewis Arms pub.
Past these lies the village centre, containing a newsagent (lying abandoned), the church (also abandoned), Spar, deli, hairdressers, post office, doctors, vets, and butchers. The focus of older buildings in the village is reached by forking left upon entering the village, travelling down to the King's Arms pub, and St. Catwg's Church, at the lowest point of the village. Housing is split between this older housing and large developments of post-1970s housing.
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, Primary school, and youth club (closed down now). 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.
* [http://www.pentyrch.net/village/ PentyrchNet web site]
* [http://www.pentyrch.org.uk/ Pentyrch.org.uk web site]
* [http://www.angelfire.com/pe2/pentyrchrugby/ Pentyrch Rugby]
* [http://www.pentyrch.org.uk/history/ The Pentyrch and District Local History Society]
* [http://www.pentyrchprm.cardiff.sch.uk/ Pentyrch Primary School]
* [http://www.cardiffcommunitysafety.co.uk/page.php?id=45 Census information (2001)] [http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/censusdata/map.asp further mapped census data]
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