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Memorial Park, Talbot

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Introduction

Talbot Memorial Park is a small, well-preserved urban public park of 1925 with a fine central bandstand and war memorial. The commemorative character of the park is emphasised by the main gate, which is dedicated to Rupert Price Hallows, VC (1881-1915).

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Telephone

01443 336000

Access contact details

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Directions

The park is located immediately west of the M4 at junction 40.

Owners

Port Talbot County Borough Council

Port Talbot Civic Centre, Port Talbot, SA13 1PJ
History

The Memorial Park, Talbot is part of the Fields in Trust historic protection programme and have been protected since January 2018 under the Centenary Fields Centenary Fields protection type.

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Features & Designations

Designations

  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: PGW(Gm)45(NEP)
  • Grade: II

Features

  • War Memorial
  • Description: War memorial statue. This is a bronze of the Angel of Victory.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Bandstand
  • Description: Octagonal bandstand.
  • Pavilion
  • Description: Wooden pavilion.
  • Bowling Green
  • Description: There are two bowling greens.
Key Information

Type

Public Park

Purpose

Urban Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Port Talbot

References

References

  • CADW, {Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Glamorgan} (Cardiff: CADW, 2000) 126
  • Evans, A.L., {The Story of Taibach and District} (Port Talbot: Alun, 1983) 109