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Newtownstewart Conservation Area

Location: Co. Tyrone
Designation date: 20 April 1993

Background

Newtownsteart Conservation AreaNewtownstewart could be described as an archetypal Plantation town, with its church at one end and castle at the other, the latter overlooking and guarding the former river crossing-point; the street linking these two principal structures is laid out long the edge of the river escarpment.
The Conservation Area encompasses the historic core and includes most of the listed buildings in the settlement.

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It also takes in the River Mourne as it flows past the town. The 5 streets which mainly comprise the Conservation Area, main Street and radiating out – Townhall Street, Castle Brae, St Eugene’s Street, Moyle Road and Dublin Road.

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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