We designated the Stony Houghton Conservation Area (123kb) as an area of special architectural and historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to both preserve and enhance, on 5th July 1978.
It is considered that this special architectural and historic interest is due to the survival of many of the buildings which formed the farming hamlet in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the associated agricultural land.
We have prepared a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (1MB) for the area.
The document defines the special character and appearance of the area by assessing the built form and landscape value. It also provides guidance on the implementation of certain saved policies in the Bolsover District Local Plan and formulates management proposals for the preservation and enhancement of the Stony Houghton Conservation Area.