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Ballycastle Conservation Area

Location: Co. Antrim
Designation date: 28 June 1990

Background

Ballycastle Conservation AreaThe Conservation Area boundary embraces not only the historic upper town (around the Diamond) and part of the lower town respectively but also the connecting tree and villa lined mall of Quay Road, which survives intact together with much of its historic landscape setting in the lower Tow Valley.
The natural setting of the town and its comparative wealth of older buildings give Ballycastle a fairly diverse and interesting townscape. It is immediately apparent that Ballycastle is a remarkable will preserved example of a traditional Irish country town.

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There is a rare degree of consistency in the form and style of buildings which make up the streetscape and in its shopfronts, had painted signs and archways it retains much of the distinctive charm that many of its contemporaries have lost.

The Design Guide

The design guide generally provides information on the planning context, historical development, description or character appraisal of the area, the designation and guidelines for development proposals.

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