Irlams o' th' Height conservation area

Designation date 1991
Area 1.02 hectares (2.52 acres)
Listed building entries 0

Background information

There has been a settlement at Irlams o' th' Height for many centuries and it is thought that it developed originally around the Pack Horse Inn, occupied by the Irlam family.

The village was first recorded in the ancient parish of Eccles in 1180. In the 19th century, with the onset of the industrial revolution the Height village became a well established community of handloom weavers.

The village grew in the early 20th century with a rapid increase in the number of churches built through sponsorship; other changes occurred including demolition and redevelopment. However, elements of the original village still remain and the conservation area centres on Queen Street, King Street and Claremont Road which form part of the early street pattern. A total of 30 buildings, many of them 18th century cottages, within these three streets formed part of the original village. A map showing the boundary of the conservation area can be downloaded below.

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This page was last updated on 7 April 2016

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