Singleton Abbey & Sketty Hall, Swansea, Wales
Record Id: 2982
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Although partly encroached upon, the remainder of the original park is mostly well-preserved. The landscaping of Singleton Park, which was contemporary with the building of the Abbey and its gardens in 1823-40, is of exceptional quality and contains many fine and unusual trees and shrubs.
Brief history of site
The early-19th century house is a re-modelling of a plainer 18th-century property. The house was designed by P.F. Robinson for John Henry Vivian.
Address: Singleton Park, SA2 8PP
Swansea; Sketty; Sketty
Historical County: Glamorgan
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The park is north of the Oystermouth Road (A4067).
Opening contact details:
The park is open daily throughout the year.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: urban park
Context or principal building: university
Site first created: 1823 to 1830
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Survival: Part: standing remains