Flintham village and Conservation Area :: Shared Description
Flintham village represents the largest Conservation Area within Rushcliffe Borough, whose own website introduces it as follows:
"This is the largest of Rushcliffe's 27 Conservation Areas at 144.2 hectares, and it also contains the most Listed Buildings and structures - a total of 38.
While the village form itself is very compact, the site as a whole includes the magnificent and extensive parkland of Flintham Hall (late eighteenth century) to the south and west, presenting fine views from the Fosse Way.
A very well kept village of 730 people, it was designated a Conservation Area in 1972 and enjoys a rare consistency of materials and design of buildings. The use of stone on the lower halves of the mainly red brick and pantile buildings is a typical detail of south Nottinghamshire.
Its narrow streets are almost continuously defined by either buildings or walls, creating an enclosed feeling and a sequence of views as one progresses through the village. The 'dog-leg' bend on Main Street and the curve in Inholms Road are examples of its distinctive village approaches."
It particularly cites Main Street, due to the way that so many of the buildings abut directly onto the street, creating an almost urban feeling. Every building fronting Main Street is deemed to have "Positive building (special architectural or historic character)" status, and no fewer than 13 are formally Listed.
The Council's Appraisal and Management Plan for the conservation area can be found at Link
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Created: Thu, 10 Dec 2009, Updated: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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