BARRY GARDEN SUBURB
Barry Garden Suburb was built as an urban extension to Barry, starting in 1915, with further phases of development commencing in 1922 and 1925. It contains a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terraced housing, although semi-detached properties form the majority.'
The Barry Garden Suburb Conservation Area was designated in 1973 by the former Glamorgan County Council in recognition of the special architectural and historic interest of the area.
Important Welsh example of a planned ‘Garden City’ movement housing estate with purpose built facilities
• The planned layout exemplifies planning theory of its day including planning for aesthetics, public health, co-operation between housing societies and their tenants;
• Examples of ‘affordable housing’ built between 1915 and 1925 to form an attractive residential area, as well as some larger properties of grander architectural pretension.'
The original village has now been much enlarged and remains a vibrant community; however some of the later architecture is less imaginative.
Conservation Area since 1991. The protected area includes most of the original village and contains a high number of listed buildings.