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Cushendun Conservation Area

Location: Co. Antrim
Designation date: 13 June 1980


Cushendun, amongst the smallest of settlements on the Antrim Coast, has a unique architectural inheritance which, together with its picturesque setting, has long attracted artists and poets.
This, however, is only part of the appeal and fascination that the Village holds, for the history of Cushendun is as colourful as the landscape, invoking names that are famous well beyond the glens.

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Though most of the village had been owned by the National trust since 1954, substantial areas were and remain, in private hands. Apart from the development of a small estate of public housing at Shane’s Park and Riverview Crescent, the appearance of the Village is little different from what it was when the Trust took over.

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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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