Summary

Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.

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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.

Location information:

Address: Taff Street, Pontypridd, CF37 4SS

Locality: Pontypridd

Local Authorities:

Rhondda, Cynon, Taff; Pontypridd; Pontypridd

Historical County: Glamorgan

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 170 Grid Ref: ST075900
Latitude: 51.6012 Longitude: -3.33695

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park for general public use. It is open daily from 8.30am.

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Description

Owner: Rhondda Cynon Taff Borough Council

The Pavilions, Cambrian Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy

Site designation(s)

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.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/SportsandLeisure/Parks/YnysangharadWarMemorialpark/PontypriddRollofHonourMemorial.aspx

External web site link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-19022399

History

Features

steps

Two flights of stone steps, a memorial to Evan James and his son James James.

bowling green

tree avenue

Chestnut avenue.

pavilion

Feature created: 1961

pool

There are two pools.

river

planting

Sunken garden.

bandstand

War memorial

References

Organisations associated with this site

Welsh Historic Gardens Trust

Sources of information

Glamorgan: its history and topography

Evans, C.J.O., Glamorgan, its history and topography (Cardiff: William Lewis, 1943) 384

House and park, Ynysangharad

House and park, Ynysangharad (1930)

Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Glamorgan

CADW, Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Glamorgan (Cardiff: CADW, 2000) 144

Sale Catalogue, Ynysangharad House

Sale Catalogue, Ynysangharad House (1904)

Ynysangharad Farm and Newbridge Chain and Anchor Works

Ynysangharad Farm and Newbridge Chain and Anchor Works (1909)

Ynysangharad Park Conservation Management Plan

Ynysangharad Park Conservation Management Plan (1999)

Images

  • Pontypridd park, memorial

    Pontypridd park, memorial

  • Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd

    Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd

  • War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, bandstand

    War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, bandstand

  • Sunken Garden, War Memorial Park, Pontypridd

    Sunken Garden, War Memorial Park, Pontypridd

  • Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the bandstand

    Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the bandstand

  • Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the cricket pitch

    Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the cricket pitch

  • Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, feature planting

    Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, feature planting

  • Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, memorial

    Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, memorial

  • Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the miners' memorial garden

    Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the miners' memorial garden

  • Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, new lido

    Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, new lido

  • Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, bowling greens

    Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, bowling greens

  • Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the war memorial

    Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the war memorial