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Nos. 7-13 Pen-y-dre (odds)

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhiwbina, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5215 / 51°31'17"N

Longitude: -3.2123 / 3°12'44"W

OS Eastings: 315986

OS Northings: 180986

OS Grid: ST159809

Mapcode National: GBR K84.PJ

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.80NX

Entry Name: Nos. 7-13 Pen-y-dre (odds)

Listing Date: 30 November 2001

Last Amended: 30 November 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25872

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The second terrace on the S side of the Garden Village off the main thoroughfare of Heol-y-deri.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Rhiwbina (Rhiwbeina)

Community: Rhiwbina

Locality: Rhiwbina Garden Village (S)

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Garden City movement began at turn of C19/C20; Garden City Association was formed and a seminal conference held at Bourneville Birmingham in 1901. Pioneer developments were at Hampstead Garden Suburb and Letchworth. Aim was to provide workers with modest but good quality housing on the cottage principle in healthy green surroundings incorporating open spaces, adequate private gardens, with hedges and trees lining the roads. Garden Village houses were also amongst the first small houses to have inside lavatories, bathrooms, and to incorporate dpcs. In 1911 the Cardiff Workers' Cooperative Garden Village Society was formed which bought for development an area of Pentwyn Estate by Rhiwbina Halt. Raymond Unwin, a leading light in the movement, was invited to provide plans. Contemporary posters c 1913 issued by the Society and also the Garden Village Management Committee promoted it as 'Rhubina Fields', a suburb with convenient transport 'Rail from Rhymney Station, Motor Bus from North Road' and 'From Work to Home by Train or Bus. Gardening - Tennis - Country Walks.' Originally over 1000 houses were envisaged. First area to be developed in 1912-13 was the 'Village Green' Y Groes Nos. 1-22, together with Nos. 2-20 Lon Isa, an E/W road to the N, and Nos. 2-22 Lon-y-dail, a tree-lined N/S avenue to W; architect A H Mottram of Parker and Unwin and builder J O West. Next area to be developed in 1914 though only transferred to Garden Village in 1917 was Pen-y-dre, to S alongside a stream and incorporating footbridges; architect H Avray Tipping or assistant Eric Francis. T Alwyn Lloyd became architect in 1915 and continued the development to W, including a house for himself No. 11 Heol Wen which dominates Pen-y-dre. In 1920, 93 further houses were built and in 1922 another 26. School added in 1928. Garages began to be added 1930s, though by now plans were suffering a downturn. The Society employed its own staff of workmen to maintain the buildings. Houses were originally painted in cream with Buckingham Green windows. Rhiwbina Garden Village Ltd was wound up in 1981, a Conservation Area including almost all the development having been created in 1976.


Terrace of 4 houses.Roughcast rendered with roof of small slates and stacks set lengthwise along ridge. Symmetrical design with central gable with kneelers over a passage. Windows are small-paned casements with narrow sills; doors are boarded with small triangular lights and simple bracketed hoods. 2 storeys. End unit left (no.7) has at first floor double window under eaves, central gabled porch with living room window to left and hall window to right. Centre left unit (no. 9) has 4-light window under eaves, doorway centre left with hall window to left and canted bay to right. At centre the gable over the round headed archway has a long 3-light window. Centre right unit (no. 11) and end right unit (no. 13) are near mirror images of nos 7 and 9.

No. 7 has replacement windows.
No. 11 has replacement windows.
No. 13 has replacement windows.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an integral part of the core of Rhiwbina Garden Village.

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