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 1-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 25th June 2007 and 20th July 2007 the conservation area was extended and boundary changes were adopted on 23rd October 2007.

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