“A Town of Many” Historic Area Assessment of Butetown, Cardiff

Rachel Morgan, Konstantinos P Trimmis, Rhiannon Pettitt

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This report presents the results of a historic area assessment element of the community project “A Town of Many: Recording Butetown Religious Landscapes for Social Inclusion”, prepared by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. for Cathays High School.
This historic area assessment seeks to investigate the historic interest of Butetown with a focus on the religious urban landscape. The assessment has identified nine current places of worship which cater to eleven different religious communities, with evidence for at least a further fourteen previous places of worship. The assessment identified an increase in the number of different religions and a change in the types of Christian denominations within the area which reflect the changes in population demographics from the original founding of Butetown to the present day. The initial division between English and Welsh language services declined and eventually disappeared as dwindling congregations amalgamated. Locations of places of worship were also seen to move gradually towards the periphery of residential areas from the late 19th century as trade and commerce were consolidated within the Historic Core area. This report was produced through the Heritage Lottery Fund ref. OH-18-02265.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCardiff
PublisherRubicon Heritage Service LTD
Commissioning bodyCathays High School
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Historic Area Assessment
  • GIS methods
  • Anthropology
  • Modern British History
  • Industrial buildings
  • church
  • Building survey
  • Urban Archaeology


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