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Brancepeth Conservation Area


Brancepeth is a largely 20th century village in the southern Wear Valley within the estate of Brancepeth Castle. It is 5 miles south west of the City of Durham on the A690.

The Brancepeth estate encompasses attractive historic parkland, open spaces, estate style cottages and small farm buildings. The conservation area is centred on the impressive Brancepeth Castle and incorporates many other historically important buildings of considerable architectural quality within its boundary including St Brandon's Church. All of the estate farms have been constructed in the architectural style of the main Brancepeth Estate, and add considerably to the unity and character of the conservation area.

The Conservation Area was originally designated in 1972 and was reviewed and extended in 1981.

Brancepeth Conservation Area Appraisal

To ensure County Durham's conservation areas are properly managed, we produce Conservation Area Character Appraisal documents that will help raise awareness of their special character and interest. The Brancepeth Conservation Area Character Appraisal was prepared by the former City of Durham Council in 2009 and recommends ways to improve and to manage change as well as providing an interesting history and snapshot of the area.

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Heritage, Landscape and Design
03000 267 146
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  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
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