Roe Green/Beesley Green conservation area

Designation date 1970
Area 40.15 hectares (99.38 acres)
Listed building entries 3

Background information

This is the largest of the city's conservation areas and was designated by Lancashire County Council in 1970. Roe Green and Beesley Green were selected because their arrangement of open space and housing gives them the character of village greens, in contrast with surrounding industrialised settlements in south east Lancashire.

Originally Beesley Green formed the western end of Roe Green, a settlement consisting mainly of farms which bounded a roughly triangular area of common land. The separation of Beesley Green from Roe Green occurred in 1864 by the cutting of the railway. Beesley Green became so named as the Beesley family were farmers on this land for several generations.

During the latter part of the 18th century the settlement developed considerably and many of the buildings in the conservation area date from this period.

Both Roe Green and Beesley Green retain much of their original character with cottages arranged around the village greens. Part of the special interest of the conservation area is the extent to which its form and buildings reflect its historic development over time, from the Medieval period to the present day.

A map showing the boundary of the conservation area can be downloaded below.

Conservation area appraisal

The council is currently preparing a conservation area appraisal for the Roe Green/Beesley Green conservation area.

Listed building entries within the conservation area Grade
Beesley Hall, 250-252 Beesley Green/Greenleach Lane II
Kempnough Hall, 246-248 Kempnough Hall Road II
Littlewood and Sisley including adjoining stable block, Lumber Lane II

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This page was last updated on 7 April 2016