Bute Town

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Bute Town
Bute Town is located in Caerphilly
Bute Town
Bute Town
Bute Town shown within Caerphilly
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51°46′26″N 3°18′00″W / 51.774°N 3.3°W / 51.774; -3.3Coordinates: 51°46′26″N 3°18′00″W / 51.774°N 3.3°W / 51.774; -3.3

Bute Town (Welsh: Drenewydd "New Town") is a village in the county borough of Caerphilly, near Rhymney, in Wales. It was built in the 1830s as a "model village" to house local workers,[1] and named after the Marquis of Bute.[2] Built with 48 houses[3] arranged in three rows, the village housed between 195 and 430 people in the 19th century.[4] Bute Town has been a Conservation Area since October 1972, and all of the buildings are on the statutory list of buildings of architectural or historic interest.[5]

The Doctor Who episode The Crimson Horror filmed on location in Bute Town in mid-2012.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bute Town: Home". www.butetownhistory.info. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "SO1009 : Butetown - Y Drenewydd, Rhymney". www.geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bute Town: The people who lived here". www.butetownhistory.info. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bute Town: Design and Influence". www.butetownhistory.info. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bute Town Conservation Area Design Guide" (PDF). www.caerphilly.gov.uk. August 2005. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Doctor Who Series 7: Diana Rigg Filming Pics". SFX. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2013.