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Sherburn House Conservation Area


Sherburn House is located approximately 3.5km to the east of Durham City Centre and 1.5km south west of Sherburn Village. The small village lies at the junction of the A181 and the B1198, the latter leading to Durham City Centre.

Sherburn House is a village which has developed at a junction of two roads running north-south; this gives it a distinctive form. The medieval leper hospital site forms the historic core of the conservation area and includes a range of architecturally designed buildings and structures standing within landscaped grounds, with strong historical connections to Durham Cathedral. Outside the hospital the general form and street pattern is very simple and a significant feature of the conservation area is that its form and layout has remained largely unchanged since the 19th century.

The Sherburn House Conservation Area was designated in February 1981 and amended in December 2013.

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