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Ravensworth is a Conservation village. A Conservation Area is an “area of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance or which it is desirable to preserve or enhance” (Section 69 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990). Ravensworth was designated a Conservation Area in 1982.

Local Planning Authorities are required to “formulate and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of any parts of their area, which are Conservation Areas” (Section 71 of the Act).

Richmondshire County Council have prepared an Appraisal and Management Plan to fulfill this duty. This plan also provides considerable useful information on the houses and surrounds of the village. It can be view by clicking on the button alongside this section.

The extent of the Conservation Area for Ravensworth can be see by examining the Ravensworth Appraisal Map here:

Click below for 'A guided walk round Ravensworth, Whashton and Kirby Hill' published in 1985-86, with illustrations by the late Mrs Pat Baker, a long-standing resident of Ravensworth. This includes considerable detail on buildings and other local features

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