Midhopestones Conservation Area is a farming hamlet located between Sheffield and the Peak District with a high proportion of manorial, ecclesiastical and agricultural buildings.
The special interest that justifies designation of the Midhopestones Conservation Area comes from the following:
- the survival of buildings from an early manor
- several listed buildings including the Grade II listed former Club Inn known as the 'Ye Olde Mustard Pot' Public House, dating back to the 18th Century
- historical interest of the settlement and the role of its pottery production to South Yorkshire
- small scale of the Grade II* church and its setting, finely lettered headstones and a coped gritstone wall, a rare survival from the early 18th Century
- the open rural character and setting on terraces of sloped land above the River Porter with extensive views along a sheltered valley
- low settlement density consisting of farmhouses and barns set amongst green fields of similar shape and size surrounded by one metre high dry stone walls
- gritstone as a building material for buildings and walls, stone slates for principal roofs and Welsh slate on lesser roofs
- substantial numbers of trees
- footpaths and green lanes supporting rich diversity of wildlife
Date of designation
Midhopestones Conservation Area was designated in October 1976.
Conservation Area Appraisal
Following a period of public consultation between 25 June 2007 and 20 July 2007, the Conservation Area was extended and boundary changes were adopted on 23 October 2007.