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An unpublished account of the history of Cardiff's parks in six volumes, available for reference in the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.
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
The Central Register is a comprehensive source of aerial survey cover of Wales flown by the RAF, Ordnance Survey and
major commercial survey companies. The Welsh Government also holds an extensive digital collection of aerial photographs
covering Wales from 1940 to present day at a variety of scales. Contact information: Aerial Photographs Officer, Cartographics 2.13, Welsh Government,
Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ. Tel: 03000 25 3819 Email: AerialPhotoOfficer@gov.wales