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Latitude: 51.6299 / 51°37'47"N
Longitude: -3.1256 / 3°7'32"W
OS Eastings: 322187
OS Northings: 192939
OS Grid: ST221929
Mapcode National: GBR J0.8GJ5
Mapcode Global: VH6DN.R9ZD
Entry Name: No 32 Garden Suburbs, Circus,,,Pont-y-Waun Garden Suburb,,,
Listing Date: 15 November 1993
Last Amended: 23 December 1998
Source ID: 21049
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Set into the slope on the upper S side of the Circus, one of the principal blocks of the Garden Suburbs. The distinctive undulating stone wall to the front gardens has gabled copings.
Locality: Pont-y-Waun Garden Suburb
Built-Up Area: Risca
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
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.
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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