Your chance to comment on review of Monyash conservation area

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Monday 10 October 2011

The people of Monyash have the chance to comment on a review of their conservation area, including a proposed boundary extension.
The Peak District National Park Authority has produced a full appraisal of the conservation area (first designated in 1981), which local people can read, either online or in a paper copy, before giving their views by November 4.
They can also discuss it at a drop-in session with conservation officers on Wed October 19, 4pm-7.30pm, at Monyash Village Hall, Church Street.
As well as considering all the special characteristics that justify Monyash as a conservation area, the appraisal proposes a widening of the boundary to take in a medieval strip field-system that surrounds the village.
Cultural heritage manager Ken Smith said: “This pattern of medieval strip fields, defined by later dry stone walls, is particularly well-preserved and is one of the most distinctive features of Monyash.
“The field-system links the village to the landscape and is of key significance to the village’s historic character: we believe it fully merits inclusion in the conservation area.”
Monyash developed as a farming community, at a crossroads, with a triangular market-place at the centre. From the 14th-19th centuries it also became an important administrative centre for lead-mining in the High Peak.
People can see the Monyash draft conservation area appraisal online at or at the national park’s headquarters, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE (9am-5pm – call 01629 816200 to book a time), or at Monyash Parish Council.
The deadline for comments is Friday November 4. They should be sent (marked for the attention of the Historic Buildings Team) to (please include your name and address), or by post to Historic Buildings Team, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE.

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