Category:Merville Garden Village
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English: Merville Garden Village is a unique post-war housing project located at Shore Road, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. There is no doubt that the story of Merville is a very remarkable one, a place of poise, intricacy and charm. The narrow piece of land at Whitehouse has borne witness to over 200 years of history. Merville has two key time periods. The first encompasses its existence as a lavish private estate owned by some of the feted names from Belfast's glorious past. Its second instalment has been the creation of the picturesque Merville Garden Village, which, to all intents and purposes, was to become a ground-breaking architectural gem, the first genuine 'Garden Village' housing development to emerge in Ireland, thus taking its starring role in the firmament of Northern Irish architectural conceptions as a place of importance, a location of historical curiosity and a pleasing environment to reside in.