Bedwellty Park 340

Tredegar, Wales

Brief Description

Bedwellty Park is an early-19th-century urban landscape park, with particularly interesting rockwork, a well-preserved icehouse, and clumps of trees on artificial mounds. Recreational buildings and specimen tree planting date from the early-20th century.

History

Bedwellty House was built on agricultural land bought by Samuel Homfray in 1800. The park was laid out in the early-19th century. In the early-20th century the owners gave the park to the people of Tredegar and it was converted for use as a public park.

Visitor Facilities

Bedwellty Park is a public park.
Features
  • Icehouse
  • Description: The icehouse is a single-storey stone building with a belfry. There is a single room inside it with an egg-shaped, brick-lined ice chamber.
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  • Tree Clump
  • Description: Clumps of beech trees were planted on artifical mounds to the south of the park.
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  • Rockwork
  • Description: Unusual water-worn rockwork was used in many ways in the park. It surrounds pools and lines channels between them, lines paths and marks out circular compartments.
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is now used by the Town Council.
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  • Gate
  • Description: Memorial gates.
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  • Cenotaph
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  • Pavilion
  • Description: The Long Shelter.
  • Bandstand
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Kitchen Garden, Pond, Grotto
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Bedwellty Park is a public park.

Directions

Bedwellty Park is situated at the south end of the town centre in Tredegar.
Associated People
Contact

Telephone

01443 336000

Official Website

Other websites

Owners

  • Tredegar Town Council

    Bedwellty House, Bedwellty Park, Morgan Street, Tredegar Blaenau Gwent, NP22 3XN
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