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Midhopestones Conservation Area

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.


  • Modified: Jun 24, 2014 9:47:14 AM