St Mark's conservation area

Designation date 1981
Area 9.37 hectares (23.19 acres)
Listed building entries 1

Background information

In 1981 the consultation draft of Salford City Council's local plan for Worsley and Boothstown identified land to the south of Mill Brow, known as Worsley Horseshoe, as being suitable for a hotel development. It was stressed however, that any proposal for this site would need to be to a high standard of design and involve the retention of the existing woodland.

Following the submission of an outline planning application for the hotel development, concern was expressed that the proposal would adversely affect the setting of St Mark's Church, a grade I listed building. Accordingly, the decision was taken to designate a conservation area comprising Worsley Horseshoe, St Mark's Church and the adjacent vicarage. A map showing the boundary of the conservation area is available to download at the bottom of the page. 

St Mark's Church, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, was built in 1846, and is gothic revival in a 14th century style. Scott was the architect of many iconic buildings, including the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras station and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

Listed building entries within the conservation area Grade
Church of St Mark, Walkden Road I

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This page was last updated on 7 April 2016

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