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Castle Eden Conservation Area

Castle Eden is 11 miles south east of the city of Durham and two miles south of Peterlee, bordered to the west and south by the A19 and to the north by the steep wooded valley of Castle Eden Dene.

The present form of Castle Eden is largely derived from the Burdon family who in the 18th century were responsible for many buildings including the Castle and for setting out large areas of parkland. The Castle itself is a grade II* listed building and the parkland is a Registered Historic Park. Castle Eden is relatively unspoiled and is highly attractive. There are few such villages on the Durham Coalfield and this makes the conservation area status of Castle Eden particularly significant locally.

The Conservation Area was originally designated in 1976, and was reviewed and extended in 2007.

Castle Eden Conservation Area Appraisal

To ensure County Durham's conservation areas are properly managed, we produce Conservation Area Character Appraisal documents that will help raise awareness of their special character and interest. The Castle Eden Conservation Area Character Appraisal was produced by the former Easington District Council in 2006 and recommends ways to improve and to manage change as well as providing an interesting history and snapshot of the area.

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