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Killyleagh Conservation Area

Location: Co. Down
Designation date: 30 March 1993

Background

Killyleagh Conservation AreaThe modern town of Killyleagh is a product of the Ulster Plantation of the 17th century although there is evidence of earlier settlement by both the Normans and the Gaels.
This small County Down town, rich in history, is the proud possessor of an architectural heritage which culminates spectacularly in Killyleagh Castle.

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Set amongst rolling drumlins at the edge of Strangford Lough, the built environment combines beautifully with the natural landscape to create a quite unique sense of place.

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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