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GAER HOUSING ESTATE, NEWPORT

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NPRN 414816

Map Reference ST28NE

Grid Reference ST29328673

Unitary (Local) Authority Newport

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Gaer

Type of Site HOUSING ESTATE

Broad Class CIVIL

Period 20th Century, Modern

Site Description A later phase of the Gaer Park housing estate (nprn 410436), which was designed by Johnson Blackett, architect to Newport Borough Council. Built in the mid twentieth century, as a response to the need for post-war housing, the estate sits on the lower slopes to the east of Tredegar hillfort (nprn 93429), adjacent to earlier, inter-war housing. The wide, curving roads are named after writers, poets and playwrights and the estate embraces open space. A primary school forms part of the estate. The estate won an award of merit at the 1951 Festival of Britain.
RCAHMW, 12 March 2013.

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