The full document can be downloaded as a PDF from the Documents section below right.
A short summary of the character of the Conservation Area is given below, together with a list of the character areas as defined in the appraisals.
setting of settlement in relation to hillsides and valley
dominance of water
significance of Winford Brook and River Chew as power sources of former mills
listed buildings and other historic buildings built principally of local red sandstone
historic curtilage of many buildings include gardens and former orchards
high raised pavements in South Parade, High Street (with natural stone pavements bordered by setts) and Tunbridge Road
cast iron railings to high raised pavements
historic settlement with high archaeological potential
- Area 1 - St Andrew’s Church and Chew Court
- Area 2 - South Parade, Harford Square and Tunbridge Road
- Area 3 - High Street
- Area 4 - Manor House, Dark Lane, Battle Lane and Highfield House
- Area 5 - Winford Brook and The Rookery
- Area 6 - Winford Brook from Sprat’s Bridge to Butham Lane bridge
- Area 7 - Norton Lane and North Elm Farm
- Area 8 - Winford Brook and River Chew from Bridge Farm to Tunbridge Farm
- Area 9 - Dumper’s Lane and River Chew from Tun Bridge to Crickback Bridge
In addition, a guidance leaflet on the maintenance and repair of stone walls in the Chew Magna Conservation Area is available.