Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, (also known as Ynysangharad War Memorial Park), Pontypridd, Wales
Record Id: 3617
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Ynysangharad Park is a well-preserved public park of 1923-5, featuring a range of sports facilities. There are also ornamental features, including a bandstand and sunken rockwork garden. The park contains some good mature trees, and retains its traditional flowerbeds.
Brief history of site
The park was opened by Field Marshal Viscount Allenby on August 6th, 1923, with additions and alterations throughout the 1920s.
Address: Taff Street, Pontypridd, CF37 4SS
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff; Pontypridd; Pontypridd
Historical County: Glamorgan
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Opening contact details:
This is a municipal park for general public use. It is open daily from 8.30am.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: urban park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1923 to 1925
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Owner: Rhondda Cynon Taff Borough Council
The Pavilions, Cambrian Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy
CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales Grade II Reference PGW(Gm)3(RCT)
External web site link: http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/301664/details/YNYSANGHARAD+PARK%2C+PONTYPRIDD/
External web site link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-19022399
Two flights of stone steps, a memorial to Evan James and his son James James.
Feature created: 1961
There are two pools.
Organisations associated with this site
Sources of information
Evans, C.J.O., Glamorgan, its history and topography (Cardiff: William Lewis, 1943) 384
House and park, Ynysangharad (1930)
CADW, Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Glamorgan (Cardiff: CADW, 2000) 144
Sale Catalogue, Ynysangharad House (1904)
Ynysangharad Farm and Newbridge Chain and Anchor Works (1909)
Ynysangharad Park Conservation Management Plan (1999)
Pontypridd park, memorial
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