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Bolam Conservation Area


Bolam occupies a crest of high ground on the edge of the Tees basin with panoramic views down into the Tees Vale. The only road through the village connects with neighbouring villages and eventually to larger towns like Gainford and Staindrop. Dere Street (B6275) is half a mile to the east. Bolam is 17 miles south west of Durham City and eight miles north west of Darlington. The Conservation Area was designated in March 2010.

Conservation Area appraisal and management proposals

The Conservation Area appraisal evaluates and records the significance of the area and elements that contribute to its special character. Together with the management proposals, the appraisal can be used to provide a sound basis upon which to determine planning applications and to manage change in a positive way.

The special character of Bolam described in the appraisal, is divided principally from its compact layout, the appearance of its buildings, and the distinctive well-preserved garths along the road frontage.

The fields surrounding the conservation area and forming part of its setting contain features of the medieval agricultural field system.

The Conservation Area appraisal and management proposals were formally adopted on 10 March 2010. 

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