Tredegar House Country Park

Tredegar Park (Welsh: Parc Tredegar) is a 90-acre (36 ha) public park[4] situated in the western Coedkernew area of the city of Newport, South Wales. It lies close to junction 28 of the M4 motorway connecting London and West Wales.

Tredegar House Country Park
Parc Tredegar
A photograph showing the autumnal trees and the path following the lake, surrounded by the green spaces of the Park
Lake path at Tredegar House Country Park
A map of South Wales, centred on the city of Newport
A map of South Wales, centred on the city of Newport
Tredegar House Country Park
The location of the park within Newport, relative to South Wales
TypeRestoration era Park
LocationNewport, Wales
OS gridST 28889 85326
Coordinates51°33′44″N 3°01′38″W / 51.562310°N 3.0272423°W / 51.562310; -3.0272423[1]
Opened1664[2][failed verification]
FounderWilliam Morgan (of Machen and Tredegar)
Owned byNewport City Council
Managed byNational Trust
Open24 hour (pedestrians)
AwardsGreen Flag Award
TerrainGardens
Parking6am and 4pm (pay and display)
Public transit accessNewport Bus:
LloydsTSB Insurance - 34, 35, 36, X5, X15[3]
WebsiteOfficial site
Tredegar House Country Park in February 2009.

HistoryEdit

It formerly formed part of the original 16th century estate of the Morgan family, first substantially redeveloped by William Morgan (of Machen and Tredegar) in the 17th century and owned for generations by the Lords Tredegar. The Grade II building, Tredegar House, and the Grade I listed stables, are also situated within the park.[5]

The park is very large, comprising around 90 acres (36 ha) and includes a large lake that it is possible to walk around.[6]

The present day community (parish) and electoral district (ward) of Tredegar Park is a much smaller area consisting of the Duffryn estate and immediate surroundings.

ParkrunEdit

Parkrun (a UK-wide running series) takes place in the grounds of the park each Saturday at 9am.[7] The first event was hosted in 2011.[8] As of 2019, 435 runs have been held, attracting 14,963 runners from 703 clubs. An average of over 300 people compete each week, however some events have attracted up to 700 competitors.[7]

National TrustEdit

The National Trust took over management of the Country House and Grounds in 2015.[9] As a condition of their management, the grounds and gardens of the house are to remain free for the public to access, with the House entry at £10.10 for adults as part of the Trust's costs to manage their estates.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grid Reference Finder". gridreferencefinder.com.
  2. ^ "TREDEGAR PARK, GARDEN, NEWPORT | Coflein". coflein.gov.uk.
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  4. ^ "Tredegar Park". Newport City Council. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Geograph:: Tredegar House, Newport (C) Peter Aylmer". www.geograph.org.uk.
  6. ^ "Geograph:: Lake at Tredegar House Country Park © Robin Drayton". www.geograph.org.uk.
  7. ^ a b "Newport parkrun | Newport parkrun". www.parkrun.org.uk.
  8. ^ "Hundreds of runners take part in Newport parkrun's anniversary event". South Wales Argus.
  9. ^ "Tredegar House | Newport City Council". www.newport.gov.uk.

Coordinates: 51°33′49″N 3°01′55″W / 51.56361°N 3.03194°W / 51.56361; -3.03194