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Staindrop Conservation Area

Staindrop lies on the former turnpike road (now the A688) between Durham City and Barnard Castle, which is 7km to the south west.

It has long been associated with Raby Castle and is located immediately outside its parkland nestled between Langley Beck, Sudburn Beck and Moor Beck. The history of Raby and Staindrop are inextricably linked and the approach to Staindrop from the north is down Keverstone Bank with the most dramatic views of the castle sitting proudly amongst the landscaped deer park.

The conservation area was designated in May 1975 and was reviewed and amended in 2012.

Staindrop Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals

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 Staindrop Conservation Area Character Appraisal was formally approved by our Cabinet on 12 December 2012 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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