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No 61 Garden Suburbs,,,Pont-y-Waun Garden Suburb,,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Crosskeys, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6291 / 51°37'44"N

Longitude: -3.1265 / 3°7'35"W

OS Eastings: 322125

OS Northings: 192852

OS Grid: ST221928

Mapcode National: GBR J0.8N8S

Mapcode Global: VH6DN.R9JZ

Entry Name: No 61 Garden Suburbs,,,Pont-y-Waun Garden Suburb,,,

Listing Date: 15 November 1993

Last Amended: 23 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21053

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set below the road in the S part of the Garden Suburbs, this block ends at Arch Hill where it was originally linked with Nos 65-71 by an arch.

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.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value despite many alterations, on account of the special interest of the chimneys and its contribution, together with Nos 65-71, to this well-designed garden suburb.

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