Ranmoor Conservation Area is approximately 4 km west of the city centre and is situated on the south facing slope of the Porter Valley. The historic centre of Ranmoor is based around Ranmoor Road and its junction with Fulwood Road.
The area has a significant change in topography from Riverdale Road to the highest point on the valley side at Ivy Park Road as you go out into the direction of Redmires.
There are various special elements that justify the designation of the conservation area. These include:
- special architectural and historic interest derived from being the city's foremost Victorian residential suburb
- important historical links with some of the city's great industrialists such as Mark Firth
- Grade II* listed St John's Church is a landmark building at heart of Ranmoor
- low density developments reflected by large and medium houses set in large spacious grounds
- listed structures such as the cast iron electricity transformer on Belgrave Road / Storth Lane
- listed 19th century cast iron bridge with stone steps carrying Stumperlowe Crescent Road over Storth Lane
- sandstone and natural slate roof as a predominant building material
- good examples of the early 20th century Arts and Crafts movement in some villas - half timbered gables, render and clay tiles
- stone walls and gate piers
- hilly topography offering attractive views in and out of the conservation area
Date of designation
Ranmoor Conservation Area was designated in November 1973.
Conservation Area Appraisal
An appraisal was undertaken in 2005 which resulted in several extensions to the boundary. The most recent Ranmoor Statement of Special Interest was approved by committee in 2000 and can be downloaded below along with the current boundary plan.