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Brief description of site

Roath Park is an extensive late-19th-century public park, laid out by William Harpur and planted by William Pettigrew. It remains intact, with much of its original framework. However, the layout and planting have been simplified and built structures replaced.

Brief history of site

Roath Park was the first publicly-owned public park in Cardiff. It was constructed between 1887 and 1894.

Location information:

Address: Lake Road West, CF23 5NP

Locality: Cardiff

Local Authorities:

Cardiff; Cyncoed

Historical County: Glamorgan

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 171 Grid Ref: ST185795
Latitude: 51.5085 Longitude: -3.17573

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Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1887 to 1894

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

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