The Whirlow Conservation Area is a small rural area, on the outer fringes of Sheffield about 6km south-west of the city centre.
Containing 3 rural farmsteads and the historic buildings of a working farm that is used as an educational resource by the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.
Despite its proximity to several suburban areas the conservation area has a distinctive rural atmosphere.
The special interest that justifies designation as a conservation area derives from the following:
- small hamlet of three former historic farmsteads beside an ancient lane
- prevalent use of stone for building including dry stone boundary walls
- rural location
- Whirlow Hall, a mid 19th century stone farmhouse with an L-shaped range of traditional farm buildings
- Whirlow Hall Cottage, an 18th century three-storey house with a range of traditional stone farm buildings comprising cowshed, cruck barn and bull pen (Grade II listed)
- Whirlow Farmhouse, a late 18th century farmhouse and adjoining outbuildings (Grade II listed)
- Whirlow Farm Cottage, a late 18th century stone cottage with later extensions and alterations
- Rose Cottage, a late 18th century cottage run by the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust
Date of designation
The Whirlow Conservation Area was designated in November 1977.
Conservation Area Appraisal
An appraisal was carried out in the conservation area between 22nd January 2007 and 16th February 2007.
Following this public consultation the Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan was subsequently adopted on 19th March 2007.