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Gracehill Conservation Area

Location: Co. Antrim
Designation date: 26 March 1975
Variation: November 1997


Gracehill Conservation AreaThe village of Gracehill is a residential settlement with a population of some 500, situated at the western edge of Ballymena.
Located on an elevated ridge which overlooks the River Maine and the Galgorm Castle estate to the east, and gently undulating countryside to the south and west. Immediately north and across the main Ballymena to Ahoghill Road is a post-war housing estate and an industrial complex.

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Gracehill Conservation Area is considered special by virtue of both its architectural and its historic interest. It is a place where the buildings and the spaces around them interact to form a cohesive and distincly recognisable area of townscape quality and interest.

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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