Conservation Area: Strensall Village Conservation Area (Conservation Area 23)

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Authority City of York Council
Date assigned 01 January 1979
Date last amended 24 October 2011


Strensall Conservation Area was originally designated in 1979, and included The Village (and Main Street) and Church Lane which make up the linear street character of the historic village. In November 2001 following public consultation the Conservation Area was extended to the north and north-west from Bone Dike (to the rear of Netherwood) including Strensall Bridge and the riverside pastureland and paddocks to Strensall New Bridge, both these bridges are Listed structures, and to the west following West End to include No.34 and then to the south which is a mixture of Edwardian properties and more recent housing as far as No. 25 Princess Road. The Conservation Area boundary was again amended in October 2011 following the Conservation Area Appraisal. Strensall is a typical linear street village. Indeed, before the narrow lane (Duck Lane) was widened to create the main entry from York, Church Lane and The Village would have looked more like one continuous street than they do today. The Village has an attractive and informal mixture of well proportioned 18th Century and 19th Century detached houses and vernacular cottages. The Main elements of the character and appearance of the area are: (1) The linear street village character, arising from the combination of buildings, front boundaries, trees and the line of the street. (2) The survival, in places , of the traditional outer edges of the village form, its side lanes with vernacular farm buildings, and the relationship with the open countryside at St Mary’s Churchyard

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Sources (3)

  • Unpublished document: 2011. Strensall Village Conservation Area Appraisal.
  • Unpublished document: 2015. Strensall and Towthorpe Village Design Statement.
  • Unpublished document: Strensall Conservation Area.



Grid reference Centred SE 6308 6072 (945m by 668m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SE66SW
Civil Parish Strensall, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Record last edited

Mar 12 2021 10:55AM


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