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Pittington Hallgarth Conservation Area


Pittington Hallgarth lies 3.5 miles north-east of the City of Durham at the foot of the magnesian limestone escarpment. It is located on a low but pronounced spur overlooking a vale between Pittington, Littletown and Sherburn.

Underlining the character of the conservation area are its roots as a manor for the Prior of Durham, from which it slowly evolved largely untouched by the mining industry in the 19th and 20th centuries. The conservation area is still centred around the relationship between the manor house, the Church of St. Lawrence and the historic hamlet, and is an area of considerable historic and architectural interest.

The Conservation Area was designated in 1981 and reviewed in 2009.

Pittington Hallgarth 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 Pittington Hallgarth Conservation Area Character Appraisal was formally adopted by our Cabinet on 16 December 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
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