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Tredegarville location within Cardiff
Coordinates: 51°29′07″N3°10′05″W / 51.4852°N 3.1681°W / 51.4852; -3.1681 Coordinates: 51°29′07″N3°10′05″W / 51.4852°N 3.1681°W / 51.4852; -3.1681
Country Wales
Town Cardiff
Established 1850s

Tredegarville was the name given to an upper class area of streets and villas in Cardiff, Wales, developed during the second half of the 19th century. The area is now part of Roath.

Cardiff City & County in Wales

Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and its largest city. The eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom, it is Wales's chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural institutions and Welsh media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. At the 2011 census, the unitary authority area population was estimated to be 346,090, and the wider urban area 479,000. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 21.3 million visitors in 2017. In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic's alternative tourist destinations.

Roath district in Cardiff, Wales

Roath is a district and community to the north-east of the city centre of Cardiff, capital of Wales. It is mostly covered by the Plasnewydd electoral ward, and stretches from Adamsdown in the south to Roath Park in the north.


History and description

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Villas in The Walk

Tredegarville consisted of the parallel streets at the south end of City Road, including The Parade and The Walk and Richmond Crescent, crossed by East Grove and West Grove. [1] They were designed and laid out for the wealthy Tredegar Estate by their architects, W.G. & E Habershon [1] (who became Habershon & Fawckner after the Habershon brothers parted ways). Development began in 1857. Habershon & Fawckner created Richmond Crescent circa 1888. [1]

West Grove (Cardiff)

West Grove is a road in Roath, Cardiff, Wales. It is situated off Newport Road. The Queen's Buildings of Cardiff University, Kings Monkton School and the former West Grove Unitarian Church are all located in West Grove. The Mansion House is officially in Richmond Road, but it is at the extreme end of West Grove and dominates the northern end.

Habershon and Fawckner British architectural practice

Habershon & Fawckner or Habershon, Pite & Fawckner was a British architectural practice active in England and Wales from the 1860s, particularly in Cardiff and the South Wales area. They had had offices in London, Cardiff and Newport, designing a large number of houses, villas and non-conformist chapels.

Tredegarville Baptist Church in 2010 Tredegarville Baptist Church, Cardiff.jpg
Tredegarville Baptist Church in 2010

William Gilbee Habershon is credited with Tredegarville Baptist Church (1861–63) on The Parade, financed by local coal magnates, the Cory family [2] at a cost of £3600 (the Corys became members of the congregation). [3] Habershon & Fawckner also designed a mansion on Richmond Crescent, named 'The Grove', for Cardiff shop owner James Howell and family. It was later purchased by the city (1913) and became 'The Mansion House' and home of the city mayor. [4]

Tredegarville Baptist Church Church

Tredegarville Baptist Church is a Baptist chapel in the suburb of Roath, Cardiff. It was established to reach Roman Catholics with the Gospel and although this remains a part of their ministry; it does however have a major ministry in Cardiff in reaching nominal Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

John Cory British coal-owner, ship-owner and philanthropist

John Cory was a British philanthropist, coal-owner and ship-owner. Cory Way is named after him in the eastern area of Barry Docks, which he was involved with building in the 1880s.

Mansion House, Cardiff Grade II listed building in Cardiff. Building in Cardiff, Wales

The Mansion House, located on Richmond Road, is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Cardiff. Architects Habershon & Fawckner designed the Mansion House and it was built in 1896 for James Howell, owner of Howells department store. It was then known then as 'The Grove'.

The Anglican Church of St James the Great was completed in 1894 on Newport Road to serve Tredegarville and the surrounding area. [5]

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St James the Great, Cardiff former church in Cardiff, Wales

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  3. "Tredegarville Baptist Church, Cardiff". Stained Glass in Wales (University of Wales). Retrieved 2014-11-10.
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