We were commissioned to write a conservation area character appraisal by the then Wear Valley District Council in late 2007. Bishop Auckland is located in the southeast of the Wear Valley and is the largest town in County Durham. The Bishop Auckland Conservation Area encompasses the majority of the north side of the town.
The original conservation area was designated in 1969 and was centred on the medieval core of the town at the top of Newgate Street. Further extensions were made to the area in the 1990s.
Much of the text in the 2008 document has been carried forward in to the draft appraisal produced by Durham County Council in 2014.
Durham County Council - Bishop Auckland Conservation Area