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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
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.
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 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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