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No 55 Garden Suburbs, Circus,,,Pont-y-Waun Garden Suburb,,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Risca, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6299 / 51°37'47"N

Longitude: -3.1261 / 3°7'33"W

OS Eastings: 322152

OS Northings: 192942

OS Grid: ST221929

Mapcode National: GBR J0.8GCS

Mapcode Global: VH6DN.R9QC

Entry Name: No 55 Garden Suburbs, Circus,,,Pont-y-Waun Garden Suburb,,,

Listing Date: 15 November 1993

Last Amended: 23 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21048

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set below the road on the lower S side of the Circus, one of the principal blocks in the Garden Suburbs.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Crosskeys

Community: Crosskeys

Locality: Pont-y-Waun Garden Suburb

Built-Up Area: Risca

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Part of the Garden City Movement, Garden Suburbs Pont-y-Waun was begun c1918, built by Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co. for the officials of the Abercarn, Cwm Carn and Prince of Wales Collieries and was completed in 3 or 4 phases. The linear plan is composed of a single road with circus near the mid-point and the houses on the E side are set above the road while those to the W are below it. The architect is unknown although Edward Rosser has been suggested and links have also been made with Ebbw Vale and The Dingle garden villages; the variety of design probably indicates the work of several architects. First housing development in the Borough with an electricity supply and adequate drainage system.

Exterior

Retains original glazing to front.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the special interest of its Arts and Crafts design at the heart of this well-preserved garden village. Group value especially with the other blocks of the Circus.

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