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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.
ridgeline settlement with surrounding rural land falling away into the Cam and Somer valleys
historic settlement with high archaeological potential mediaeval field system
tight street pattern in historic core created by buildings or stone walls at, or close to back of footpaths
listed buildings and other historic buildings built principally of local white lias stone with oolitic limestone dressings and slate or clay
coal mining and industrial heritage
Somersetshire Coal Canal
locally made cast iron artefacts
terraced housing steps with contours
area comprises varied buildings of a modest, domestic scale
print works dominate principal views of settlement from north
large group of mature trees in grounds of Holy Trinity Church and old vicarage are a skyline feature
- Area 1 - Park Road and High Street (middle section)
- Area 2 - The Pithay, The Triangle and High Street (north section)
- Area 3 - Church Street and Farrington Road
- Area 4 - Winterfield Road and High Street (south section)
- Area 5 - Plummers Hill and Bath Road
- Area 6 - Tennis Court Road
- Area 7 - Paulton Engine and Hanham Lane
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