Historic Landscape Characterisation
Merthyr Tydfil

057 Trefechan

HLCA 57 Trefechan Post Second World War social housing development, domestic, public and commercial buildings.

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(Photo: GGAT Merthyr 057)

Trefechan character area: modern architect-designed self-contained community.


A post -war urban landscape characterised as an architect-designed self-contained community, an example of mid 20th century social engineering.

Historical background

The historic landscape area of Trefechan designed 1947 (Arthur J Hayes & Gordon H Griffiths). A council estate intended to function as independent community with own public buildings; formal road layout, houses are all semi-detached pairs angled to the contours, built of variety of materials: brick exposed or roughcast, pre-cast slabs, and timber clad.



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