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Dromore Conservation Area

Location: Co. Down
Designation date: 28 August 1992

Background

Dromore Conservation AreaDromore is a Cathedral town of ancient origins, situated in drumlin country on the River Lagan.
It has a distinct architectural character with most of its buildings facades dating from the 19th or early 20th Century.
These buildings are varied in architectural style.
They range from austere classical forms of the traditional buildings of Irish country towns, through the ornate almost fanciful buildings of Ulster’s great period of industrial prosperity in the late 19th and early 20th Century, to the modernist 1960’s.

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Many of these buildings are rich in interesting vernacular craftsmanship and give evidence of a time in the not-too-distant past when the buildings of Dromore were the subject of considerable civic pride.

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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