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Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

The Town Hall on Market Place

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

The Newton Cap viaduct - converted from railway to road use

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

Housing viewed from the Newton Cap viaduct

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

Map showing assessment of significance

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

General view of Edward Street

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

Bishop Auckland Conservation Area

Detail of entrance door and pediment

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.
 


Useful links:

Durham County Council - Bishop Auckland Conservation Area