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Bridge over Roath brook in Roath Park Recreation Ground

A Grade II Listed Building in Plasnewydd, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5 / 51°29'59"N

Longitude: -3.1697 / 3°10'10"W

OS Eastings: 318905

OS Northings: 178542

OS Grid: ST189785

Mapcode National: GBR KLD.78

Mapcode Global: VH6F7.0KPG

Plus Code: 9C3RFRXJ+X4

Entry Name: Bridge over Roath brook in Roath Park Recreation Ground

Listing Date: 24 May 2002

Last Amended: 24 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26662

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: To the E of Alder Road and on the W side of the Recreation Ground.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Plasnewydd

Community: Plasnewydd

Locality: Roath Park

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Roath Park was the first publicly owned park in Cardiff and was designed to provide a wide range of recreational facilities for the inhabitants of east Cardiff. The land was donated by the 3rd Marquess of Bute, Lord Tredegar and other land owners. The park was laid out by William Harpur, the borough engineer, between 1887 and 1894. The S end of the park, between Ninian Road and Ty Draw Road, was conceived as Pleasure Gardens and recreation ground further E. The footbridge over Roath brook was built in 1894.


A single-span bridge with brick abutments and flat concrete deck supported by concrete spine and cross beams. The parapet is a cast iron balustrade with intermediate fluted posts and nailhead ornamentation to the caps. The parapets terminate in concrete piers with pyramidal caps, attached to which the bridge approaches have simple iron railings. The deck is laid with tarmac.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a late C19 bridge of distinctive character, and for group value with other contemporary Roath Park bridges in Plasnewydd and Cyncoed communities.

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