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Draperstown Conservation Area

Location: Co. Londonderry
Designation date: 26 October 1979


Draperstown was a late Georgian planned settlement begun in 1818 and refounded with a major new building programme by the Drapers Company in 1938-9. Plans for rebuilding were prepared by Mr W J Booth and the new Draperstown as it became known consisted of a large triangular space flanked by terraces of stone and slate buildings generally in the classical form of architecture.

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Draperstown is a traditional crossroads type settlement based around the junction known as the Old Cross. The buildings are located in accordance with a clearly defined and well established building line.
The triangular feature known as The Shambles is an outstanding characteristic of the village and together with the wide crossroads creates a distinctive settlement pattern.

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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