Ecclesfield Conservation Area is a village environment located on the northern edge of Sheffield, approximately 8km from the City Centre.
To the north and west are open fields, to the south Ecclesfield merges into the northern suburbs and the east is extensive industrial development in Blackburn Brook.
The Conservation Area is primarily along the junctions of 3 roads which pass through the village, Church Street/Town End Road; an ancient cross Pennine route linking Ecclesfield to the neighbouring parish of Bradfield, and Stocks Hill/Yew Lane and St Mary's Lane/High Street.
The special interest that justifies the designation as a Conservation Area comes from the following:
- historical importance as one of the oldest settlements in Sheffield
- Grade I listed church, once serving one of England's largest parishes
- small scale 19th Century industrial buildings still surviving today
- a mix of building types including a Grade I, Grade II* and several Grade II listings
- a distinct identity separate from that of neighbouring Sheffield
Date of designation
The Conservation Area was designated on 1 June 1977.
Conservation Area Appraisal
After a period of public consultation, we adopted the Appraisal and accompanying Management Proposals on 23 October 2007. This means they are now a material consideration in deciding planning applications in the area.