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Killough Conservation Area

Location: Co. Down
Designation date: 27 March 1981

Background

Killough Conservation AreaKillough is located in the ancient parish of Bright some ten kilometres south-east of Downpatrick on the coast of the Lecale Peninsula; two kilometres west of Ardglass and separated from Dundrum Bay by St Johns Point.
The area is mainly residential in character with out a small number of commercial or other uses. The plan of Killough is that of a broad main street flanked by buildings on both sides with two wings of cottages stretching north and south along the coast.

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The buildings are mostly in terrace form located directly behind the pavement. At the north of Castle Street, Palatine Square is a formal focal point for the village while at the south Quay Street leads to the harbour, scene of Killough’s former prosperity.

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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