Conservation Areas in Hyndburn

Conservation Areas

Conservation areas may be designated for places of ‘special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’. They recognise the value of the wider area within which historic buildings are situated, including the historic street pattern, characteristic materials, architectural scale and styles, spaces, views, trees and historical associations.

Historic England have an information page Living in a Conservation Area

There are ten conservation areas in Hyndburn including pre-industrial hamlets, canalside industrial settlement and Victorian parks and town centres:

  • Accrington Town Centre
  • Christ Church, Accrington
  • Great Harwood
  • Rhyddings, Oswaldtwistle
  • The Straits, Oswaldtwistle
  • Stanhill, Oswaldtwistle
  • St James, Altham
  • Tottleworth, Great Harwood
  • Church Canalside, Church
  • Mercer Park, Clayton

Follow this link to downloadable maps of the Conservation Areas

There is also an online map which can be reached by following this link:

Search for Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings using Online Mapping

Use our online mapping system to find Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings

Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans have been adopted for Accrington Town Centre, Church Canalside, Great Harwood, Tottleworth and, in Oswaldtwistle, for Rhyddings and Straits.