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Latitude: 51.6303 / 51°37'49"N
Longitude: -3.126 / 3°7'33"W
OS Eastings: 322157
OS Northings: 192986
OS Grid: ST221929
Mapcode National: GBR J0.8GDQ
Mapcode Global: VH6DN.R9R2
Entry Name: No 45 Garden Suburbs, Circus,,,Pont-y-Waun Garden Suburb,,,
Listing Date: 15 November 1993
Last Amended: 10 March 2003
Source ID: 21041
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Set below the road on the lower N side of the Circus, one of the 4 blocks in the Circus
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.
Included for group value despite simpler design and many alterations on account of its crucial position in the layout of the Garden Suburbs; in particular group value with the other 3 blocks of the Circus.
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