Conservation area update for Upper Midhope

This is an archived press release

Tuesday 1 September 2009

01 September 2009

Conservation area update for Upper Midhope

The people of Upper Midhope, near Stocksbridge, have the chance to comment on a draft Conservation Area Appraisal for their village.

The appraisal is an illustrated document, prepared by the Peak District National Park Authority, which looks in detail at the qualities that make the conservation area a special place.

The Upper Midhope Conservation Area is one of 109 conservation areas in the Peak District National Park. These are designated to ensure the special character of a place is preserved and enhanced.

All conservation areas are reviewed periodically, and the appraisal forms part of this process, looking in detail at its historic, architectural and cultural features.

Upper Midhope is an historic hilltop hamlet, with many of its buildings dating from the 17th century. Some may have even earlier origins as “Medoppe” is depicted on a 16th century map.

The draft Upper Midhope Conservation Area Appraisal is available for consultation from 1 September to 2 October. It may be viewed at the Authority’s headquarters at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE, during normal office hours, or on the website at

Written comments should be sent to the Historic Buildings Team at the above address by 2 October 2009.

This is an archived press release

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