Porter Brook Conservation Area

Porter Brook Conservation Area lies approximately 1km to the south west of the City Centre. It runs along the Porter Valley, parallel to the A625. The boundaries have been drawn to take in as much as possible of the course of the brook and linking 5 distinct zones.

The special interest that justifies the designation of the Porter Brook Conservation Area comes from the following features:

  • the historical importance as a focus of early industrial activity in Sheffield using the Porter Brook
  • the attractive appearance and high density quality of many of the industrial buildings in the Conservation Area, now converted to offices
  • the Brook itself, with attractive footpaths, embankments and bridges providing an alternative pathway into Sheffield away from busy roads
  • a number of important listed buildings, including the Grade II* Sharrow Snuff Mills, a water powered mill dating from the early 1700s
  • several unlisted buildings, of positive townscape merit

Date of designation

Porter Brook Conservation Area was designated on 11 September 2000.

Conservation Area Appraisal

After a period of public consultation, a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals were adopted on 3 March 2008.

Contact Sheffield Conservation Unit

Howden House
4th Floor
1 Union Street
S1 2SH

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