Dronfield Conservation Area
In 2012 English Heritage assessed the Conservation Areas in Dronfield for NE Derbyshire District Council. They were measured against criteria including the state of the public realm, the loss of historic detail, street clutter including signage and an improving or deteriorating trajectory.
Conservation Area is generally urban with a wide mix of uses. There are a number of Listed Buildings predominantly but not exclusively centred on the High Street and Church Street. A noticeable problem is the loss of historic details. Some shop fronts are poorly maintained.
In 2012 English Heritage for NE Derbyshire District Council identified some buildings as at risk. Street clutter is a problem and the state of the public realm was recorded also as a minor problem. The trajectory for the area was improving and the area was not considered at risk.
What do you think about this Conservation Area?
Is signage inappropriate? Is dereliction a problem?
Are buildings poorly maintained?
Do you think Dronfield Bottom still deserves its Conservation Area status?
It may be true to say that the High Street has never looked better, with the renovation of one of the oldest inns and Hall Barn as a centre for heritage and the arts.
Town Trails which can be purchased from Hall Barn provide information about the buildings in the Conservation Areas and in other parts of the town. There is also an extensive archive collection which you can view online.
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