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Lisnaskea Conservation Area

Location: Co. Fermanagh
Designation date: 11 Janauary 1996

Background

Lisnaskea Conservation AreaFermanagh can be traced to a small Gaelic division, around Lisnaskea in the second century AD. During the seventh century. Lisnaskea was part of the parish of Aghalurcher, the ruins of the old monastery, associated with St Ronan who died some time before 635AD, are situated to the west of the town.
The present day town of Lisnaskea has spread out far beyond the original village core. The Conservation Area’s building form is mainly of narrow fronted terraces, of domestic-scale and predominantly smooth rendered and painted.

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At random points along the street occur listed, mainly stone-built structures. In conservation terms, these listed buildings may be seen as ‘jewels’ with non listed vernacular buildings the ‘backcloth’ forming an important contextual setting for these ‘building treasures’.

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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