Conservation Area Appraisal - Shotley Bridge (2009)

  • Description

    "...The earliest reference to a parish by the name of Shotley is considered to be 1165, when the endowment of Blanchland Abbey included a chapel of Shotley. However, the first historical record of Shotley Bridge by name is believed to be in the Halmote Court Roll of the Manor of Lanchester, under the heading of Benfieldside, in 1356. Snow’s Green hamlet is also of quite ancient origins and is said to have been named after Thomas Snawe, who owned the land in the sixteenth century...during the post medieval period, industries developed along the banks of the river. In the mid-19th century the village became a wealthy, fashionable village and it was during this time that most of the impressive stone buildings that now dominate the village were constructed. Alongside these grand Victorian properties are pockets of agricultural activity and remnants of an extensive industrial history...."
  • Owner

    Durham County Council
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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