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Covering the villages of Wilsden and Harecroft

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A small minority of the conservation area’s pavements and side roads are surfaced with York stone setts and flags. The vast majority of the listed buildings in the conservation area are listed for their group value, such as Chapel Row and Club Row, two short rows of early industrial cottages which feature trios of stepped windows. Other groups include the L-range of cottages at 71-77 Main Street and Garden View and Lee Farmhouse and its barn. Many of the industrial worker’s cottages were built in various stages over the first half of the nineteenth century. Forms range from small folds to short rows. Generally, the cottages are fairly unadorned with projecting stone cills, monolithic jambs, stone strings and plain stone surrounds are common.

conservation-area-p1Virtually all buildings in the conservation area are made of locally mined sandstone and gritstone while earlier buildings have stone slate roofs and later buildings use Welsh slate. Stone walls are a common boundary feature, ranging from dry stone walls to dressed stone with copings depending on the type of enclosure. The majority of buildings are two storeys in height, although some feature a third storey as they are built into the hillside.