Historic Landscape Characterisation
Merthyr Tydfil

054 Lakeside Gardens

HLCA 54 Lakeside Gardens Modern housing development; ancient transport corridor (at eastern edge).

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Lakeside Gardens character area: late 20th century housing development.


A late 20th century housing development.

Historical background

The historic landscape area of Lakeside Gardens comprises a linear development of late 20th century suburban housing, mostly detached within their own grounds. The area retains little of historic interest except for the road (now leading to the Gurnos Estate) which demarcates the eastern boundary of the area is thought to preserve the line of an earlier Roman Road from the fort at Penydarren, which lead via Gurnos to a crossing point on the Taff Fechan at Pontsarn.


For further information please contact the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust at this address. Link to the Countryside Council for Wales website at www.ccw.gov.uk or Cadw at www.cadw.wales.gov.uk