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Gates 7 Gate Piers, including Flanking Railings, at NW Entrance to Aberdare Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.7218 / 51°43'18"N

Longitude: -3.4604 / 3°27'37"W

OS Eastings: 299218

OS Northings: 203568

OS Grid: SN992035

Mapcode National: GBR HK.2N9M

Mapcode Global: VH5GF.YZZH

Plus Code: 9C3RPGCQ+PR

Entry Name: Gates 7 Gate Piers, including Flanking Railings, at NW Entrance to Aberdare Park

Listing Date: 10 January 1991

Last Amended: 10 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10889

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300010889

Location: Closing the NW drive entrance to the park immediately SW of the junction with Cemetery Road.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Aberdare (Aberdâr)

Community: Aberdare West

Locality: Trecynon

Built-Up Area: Aberdare

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Gate Railing Gatepost

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Aberdare Park was laid out on a part of Hirwaun Common on the instigation of R H Rhys, Chairman of the Local Board of Health "as a pleasant place for the dust begrimed inhabitants". Opened on 27tháJulyál869 and walled in 1877. These are not the original gates and piers but were erected after the War.


2 tall stone square piers with pyramidical caps. The carriage and pedestrian iron gates all have simple panels and lock bars; the main carriage gates also have scrolled ironwork to the top. Low rubble walls to either side curving back to ends terminating im similar square piers; finialled iron railings with more elaborate principal uprights which have scrolled brackets to the inner side.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with other listed items in Aberdare Park.

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