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Donaghadee Conservation Area

Location: Co. Down
Designation date: 13 January 1994

Background

Donaghadee Conservation Area
Donaghadee has been variously described as ‘The Port of Newtownards’ and ‘the Dover of Ireland’.
Steeped in history and with a rich legacy of building abounding in architectural quality, it is largely a product of the Plantation of Ulster, although its origins are Anglo-Norman.
Its architecture reflects the occasional medieval and Jacobean remnants with a core of late Georgian buildings and a predominance of late Victoria and Edwardians buildings.

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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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