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Crook Conservation Area


Crook is a market town about 10 miles south west of Durham City and stands at the junction of the A690 and A689, the principal roads linking Bishop Auckland and Weardale.

Crook is a small town at the eastern end of Weardale in the horse shoe valley formed by the Crook beck and was little more than a hamlet around a village green until the early 19th century. The conservation area includes much of the town centre including the principal shopping streets and the market place and includes a number of buildings of architectural and historic interest.

The Crook Conservation Area was designated in July 1975 and amended in December 2013.

Crook Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals

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 Crook Conservation Area Character Appraisal was formally approved by the Head of Planning and Assets on 11 December 2013 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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