Snelston Conservation Area is a small village set within a much wider landscape setting.
The landscape to the north and east of the conservation area is associated with the former Snelston Hall. To the south the boundary follows Windmill Lane, Betlingspring Lane, the River and includes Horseshoe Plantation north of Thornyhill Farm. To the west the boundary is formed by Cacklehill Lane and associated cottages, and land and buildings off Oldfield Lane and Littlefield Lane including The Elms. The majority of buildings remain in Estate ownership and this has helped to retain the special character and appearance of the area.
The original designation of Snelston Conservation Area was in August 1971. There have been no further amendments. It currently comprises 81.8 hectares.
Within Snelston Conservation Area there are 55 buildings, of which 20 are listed entries. The Church of St. Peter is listed Grade II*. The remainder are all Grade II. The listed entries in Snelston Conservation Area range from the ruins of the former Snelston Hall to an icehouse; from cottages to war memorials and from Lodge houses to telephone boxes. All are recognised for the contribution they make both individually and visually within the street-scene.
Snelston Conservation Area contains no Scheduled Monuments.
Buildings at Risk
Two of the listed entries within Snelston Conservation Area are recognised by the District Council as being 'at risk'. These are the former ruins of Snelston Hall and the Ice-house to the north-west of the former Hall.
Article 4 Direction
There are no additional planning controls, such as an Article 4 Direction, on properties in Snelston Conservation Area.
Snelston Conservation Area Map (PDF 141KB)