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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.

Location information:

Address: Singleton Park, SA2 8PP

Locality: Swansea

Local Authorities:

Swansea; Sketty; Sketty

Historical County: Glamorgan

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 159 Grid Ref: SS630923
Latitude: 51.6128 Longitude: -3.98002


The park is north of the Oystermouth Road (A4067).

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The park is open daily throughout the year.

Key information:

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

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