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.

Sheffield Conservation Unit

Howden House
4th Floor
1 Union Street
Sheffield

S1 2SH

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