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Entrance gate piers and railings to Bronwydd Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6104 / 51°36'37"N

Longitude: -3.411 / 3°24'39"W

OS Eastings: 302392

OS Northings: 191118

OS Grid: ST023911

Mapcode National: GBR HM.9NQY

Mapcode Global: VH6DH.TSMB

Entry Name: Entrance gate piers and railings to Bronwydd Park

Listing Date: 1 August 1996

Last Amended: 1 August 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17124

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on W side of Porth at the end of the road leading from High Street (Cymmer) to Bronwydd Park.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Porth

Community: Porth (Y Porth)

Community: Porth

Locality: Tynycymmer

Built-Up Area: Porth

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Bronwydd house was built for William Evans of Thomas and Evans the firm which owned many shops and businesses in Porth; in 1920 he gave 20 acres of land adjacent to the house to the town for a park.

Exterior

Five gate piers of moulded concrete though finished and painted to look like stone, a simpler version of the Bronwydd gate piers nearby, with moulded plinths, inset panels, pyramidal capstones. A curved brick wall with decorative railings surmounted by scrolls joins the outer piers on each side forming a bay, with the 3 central piers and decorative metal gates - the centre pair with raised sides incorporating balusters and urns - forming separate pedestrian and vehicle entrances.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value as an imposing entrance to Bronwydd park which is of interest for its associations with William Evans of Thomas and Evans.

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