Views sought on update of Alport Conservation Area

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Thursday 5 April 2012

The people of Alport have the chance to comment on an update of their conservation area, first designated in 1982.
The Peak District National Park Authority is looking in detail at what makes Alport special and it proposes two potential extensions to the conservation area. The first would include the former Alport Lead Smelt Mill, and the second would take in three early 19th century cottages and a converted barn along Lawns Lane.
Alport, a hamlet between Matlock and Bakewell, lies in the White Peak at the southern end of Lathkill Dale. Farming and milling in Alport can be traced back to medieval times but in the 18th century it became part of one of the most intensely worked lead-mining areas in Derbyshire. The industry declined in the mid-19th century but its buildings mostly date from the lead-mining period.
The draft conservation area appraisal and proposed boundary extensions are available for public consultation until Friday April 13 and can be viewed at:

  • The Authority’s headquarters at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, in
        normal office hours
  • Harthill Parish Meeting and Youlgrave Parish Council
  • The Authority’s website at
    Alport 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.  
    Comments on the draft  Alport Conservation Area Appraisal and proposed boundary extensions should be sent to for the attention of the Historic Buildings Team. Or people can write to the Historic Buildings Team at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE, by Friday April 13 2012.

This is an archived press release

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