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Cathays Park

Introduction

The site consists of three garden areas - Alexandra Gardens, Gorsedd Gardens and Friary Gardens.

The site consists of three garden areas - Alexandra Gardens, Gorsedd Gardens and Friary Gardens. Each was an integral part of the original Edwardian layout of Cathays Park, Each has its own very different character, and each retains its original layout.

The setting of these gardens is a group of public buildings and its attendant tree-lined spacious roads, the layout of which reflects the underlying earlier park. The war memorial in Alexandra Gardens is of exceptional quality and forms an imposing focal point for the gardens. The 'Dutch Garden' of Friary Gardens survives in excellent condition.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Telephone

01443 336000

Access contact details

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Owners

Cardiff Council

Heath Park, King George V Drive, Cardiff, CF14 4EP
History

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • Conservation Area

  • Reference: Cathays Park
  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: PGW(Gm)26(CDF)
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: statue of David Lloyd George [Gorsedd Gardens]
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: statue of Godfrey, first Viscount Tredegar
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: statue of John Cory [Gorsedd Gardens]
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: statue of Lord Aberdare [|Alexandra Gardens]
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: statue of Lord Ninian Edward Crichton Stuart
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: statue of the third Marquis of Bute [Friary Gardens]
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Welsh National War Memorial [Alexandra Gardens]
  • Grade: II*

Features

  • War Memorial
  • Description: Welsh National War Memorial.
  • Statue
  • Description: Statue of Lord Aberdare.
  • Statue
  • Description: Statue of Third Marquis of Bute.
  • Statue
  • Description: Statue of David Lloyd George.
  • Statue
  • Description: Statue of John Cory.
  • Statue
  • Description: Statue of Lord Ninian Edward Crichton Stuart.
  • Statue
  • Description: Statue of Godfrey, first Viscount Tredegar.
Key Information

Type

Park

Purpose

Recreational/sport

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Castle

References

References