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 drystone 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.
Midhopestones Conservation Area was designated in October 1976.
Following a period of public consultation between 25th June 2007 and 20th July 2007 the conservation area was extended and boundary changes were adopted by the Council on 23rd October 2007.