Information Sources for Sophia Gardens
- A.A. Pettigrew: The Public Parks and Recreation Grounds of Cardiff
An unpublished account of the history of Cardiff's parks in six volumes,
available for reference in the Cardiff Central Library Local Studies department. As well as other references
to Sophia Gardens there is a dedicated section in volume 1, pages 38-53.
Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales - Coflein(pdf)
Sophia Gardens entry in the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW),
the national collection of information about the historic environment of
Wales. The name is derived from the Welsh cof (memory) and lein (line).
- Western Mail newspaper articles
Contemporary reports and notices from the 1880s and 1890s, accessed via
the British Newspaper Archive or 19th Century British Library Newspapers
- Cardiff Council - minutes of meetings - available for consultation
at the Glamorgan Archives
- E.C. Roberts: Reminiscences of a City Engineer and Surveyor, in
Glamorgan Historian Volume 3 1966, edited by Stuart Williams, pages 170-187.
On page 181 the former Cardiff City Engineer describes the building of the
Sophia Gardens Pavilion.
- Welsh Government Central Register of Aerial Photography for Wales
Room G-073a, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
The Central Register indexes all aerial survey cover of Wales flown by the
RAF, Ordnance Survey and commercial aerial survey companies, and is a comprehensive
source about aerial photography of Wales advising all interested users.
The Assembly holds an extensive collection of aerial photographs covering
Wales from 1940 to present day at a variety of scales. Contact information:
Telephone: 029 2082 3819 / 3815 Fax: 029 2082 3080
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