Oakes Park Conservation Area

The Oakes Park Conservation Area is situated about 4 miles south of the city centre, immediately east of the village of Norton and the Norton Conservation Area.

The boundary of the conservation area covers the whole of the registered historic park and an open area of fields to the east of the park. The three clusters of historic development set within this triangle of fields and aging managed parkland are: The Oakes, a large Grade II* listed late 17th century country house; School House; The Post House and Grooms Cottage; three Grade II listed late 18th century cottages; and Grange Farm, a listed farmhouse currently (2007) undergoing extensive redevelopment.

The special interest that justifies designation of the Oakes Park Conservation Area comes from the following features:

  • Oakes Park, an area of historic gardens, pleasure grounds and parkland registered grade II in the English Heritage's Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England
  • The Oakes, a large country house with 17th century origins, remodelled with a fine Classical style frontage in the early 19th century, listed Grade II*
  • eighteenth century stable range, cottage and pigeoncote, Grade II listed
  • key features of Oakes Park notably the western lodge and gates, curving drives, paved front terrace and steps, kitchen garden, ornamental ponds, ha ha, boundary walls and the ‘Daffodil Walk’
  • stone boundary walls and iron gates, notably the Grade II* listed elaborate iron gates to the garden, embellished with the arms of the Bagshawe family
  • mature parkland trees, copses and perimeter planting
  • prevalent use of stone walling and stone roof tiles
  • rural atmosphere

Date of designation

The Oakes Park Conservation Area was designated in May 1988.

Contact Sheffield Conservation Unit

Howden House
4th Floor
1 Union Street
S1 2SH

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