Conservation Areas

 

There are three conservation areas in Weybridge. Two of them are in the town and are situated at either end of the High Street. The first of which is the Weybridge Town Centre Conservation Area established in 1977 and the second is the Monument Green Conservation Area established in 1990. The third conservation area in Weybridge covers the Wey Navigation.

Town Conservation Areas

The Town Centre area covers the meeting point of three streets – Church Street, Bridge Road and Heath Road – and the churchyard around St James’ Church. The boundary of the area largely follows the back boundaries of the various properties which front these streets, apart from the boundary around the large churchyard, which abuts a car park and the town allotments. The southern boundary is defined by the cross roads at the junction of Heath Road with Mayfield Road and Curzon Road, marking the southern limit of town centre development in the late 19th century. For pictures of the area see here and here.

The Monument Green area is defined by the junction of High Street and Monument Green on its southern side, the junction of Monument Green with Dorchester Road and Thames Street to the north, and the junction of the Green with Monument Hill to the south-east. For pictures of the area see here.

A few years ago Elmbridge Borough Council in partnership with English Heritage initiated a Community Heritage Initiative Project (CHIP) to encourage the local community to become involved with, and understand, their historic surroundings. One of the outcomes of the project was to produce Character Appraisal & Management Proposals for each of the conservation areas in 2006.

The documents were created through collaborative working by the Weybridge Conservation Area Working Group. The group included residents, representatives from a variety of historical, amenity and conservation societies (including the Conservation Area Advisory Committee), the Surrey County Council Historic Building Advisor, local Councillors, and officers from Elmbridge Borough Council and English Heritage.

The documents can be found on the Elmbridge Borough Council website - click here .

These documents provide a wealth of information about the conservation areas including some history, old maps and pictures together with the proposals to ensure the areas are conserved for the future.

Wey Navigation Conservation Area

The third conservation area in Weybridge covers the Wey Navigation. The area starts at the junction with the River Thames and continues down until the old Wey bridge at Bridge Road. The area is generally restricted to the Weybridge bankside only but does include the Bull Dogs island. For pictures of the area see here.

 

Maps of all the conservation areas can be found on the Elmbridge Borough Council website via the link above.

 

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