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Conservation and Heritage Assets

Information on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas within the Craven District outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.


Craven is renowned for its small market towns and attractive villages, which contribute so much to the area's interest and character. It is important to protect this rich built heritage from inappropriate development.

  • Aerial Photo of SkiptonConservation Areas

    Conservation Areas

    Conservation areas can be defined as "Areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance". Conservation Areas are designated by the Local Authority in order to protect these important areas and ensure they retain their unique characteristics.

  • Waterfall in Giggleswick Conservation AreaConservation Advice

    Conservation Advice

    Conservation areas are designated for their historical or architectural importance.

  • Listed Buildings

    A 'listed building' is a building, object or structure that has been judged to be of national historical or architectural interest.

  • Conservation Area Appraisals

    Conservation Area Appraisals are carried out to asses the boundaries of the Conservation Area, identify areas for improvement and enhancement and set out actions for future works. Appraisals must be carried out in line with guidance issued by English Heritage.

  • Skipton High Street at NightPlanning - National heritage areas

    Planning - National heritage areas

    The National Heritage List for England is an online database which brings together information on all nationally designated heritage assets in one place for the first time.