Llandaff  50+

at The Pound, 2 Cathedral Close, Llandaff, CF5 2ED

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The Pound

The Pound

In 2019 we achieved grants from Welsh Government grant, Cardiff YMCA (1910) Trust, National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Lottery Community Fund and a local charitable trust to help provide a 50+ community activity centre and heritage room in the heart of Llandaff village.  The Pound can accommodate small-scale activities for older people, to alleviate loneliness and isolation, and promote wellbeing and community cohesion.  Llandaff has the second highest proportion of older people in Cardiff but, until now, no designated centre for socialising, sharing information and making new friends.  Its eco-friendly features make it a model for sustainability into the future and it is a place to visit to learn about the latest eco-initiatives.


The Pound is located next to the 13th Century Bishop’s Castle at the top of the High Street.  It was built in the 1930s and will be an example to show that an old building (the size of a small bungalow) can have an ‘A’ energy rating.  

The Pound Centre is run by volunteers on a self-sustaining basis and funded by users attending the weekly activities.



Grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Cardiff YMCA (1910) Trust and equipment loaned by Cardiff University Archaeology Dept enabled a community archaeological dig to take place in autumn 2019. This dig was an intergenerational activity with older people and children from the local schools working together.  Quite unexpectedly, it uncovered a high status medieval hall house with a Bath stone fireplace. This meant that the dig, led by Dr Tim Young of GeoArch continued for an extra month and uncovered 100 bags of finds!


The Bishop’s Castle, Llandaff

The Centre also gives our volunteers the opportunity to share the history of Llandaff in a small heritage room, whenever The Pound is open.



Our partners & supporters

Left: Carolyn Merrifield, Cllr Sean Driscoll and Louise Thomas (Cardiff Council) examine the wall of the Bishop’s Castle in The Pound

See the fly-through of The Pound

Entrance to The Pound                         The Courtyard

Images an plans created by Downs Merrifield Architects for planning

The Dig

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