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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.

The architect P.F. Robinson designed not only the house but its formal garden, the Swiss Cottage and several picturesque lodges. He also had a hand in designing the model farm, Singleton Farm. The outstanding feature of Sketty Hall is the Italian garden, whose layout remains unaltered. Within the campus is an interesting and unusual Botanic Garden from the 1950s.

Owner: University College of Swansea

Singleton Park, Swansea

Owner: Swansea County Borough Council

County Hall, Oystermouth Road, Swansea,

Site designation(s)

CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales Grade I Reference PGW(Gm)56(SWA)

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Singleton Abbey

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference forecourt and terrace walls of Singleton Abbey

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference lamp in centre of forecourt of the Abbey

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Brynmill Lodge

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Estate wall W of Brynmill Lane

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference North Lodge

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Veranda House

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference fountain in Botanical Gardens

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Swiss Cottage

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference former farmhouse to Singleton Farm

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Boating Pool Lodge

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Lower Sketty Green Lodge

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Sketty Hall

Principal building:

mansion house Created 1823 to 1830 by Peter Frederick Robinson

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.

Designation status: CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II

External web site link: http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/28736/details/SINGLETON+ABBEY+AND+SKETTY+HALL,+GARDENS,+SKETTY,+SWANSEA/

External web site link: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=23842