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Glenarm Conservation Area

Location: Co. Antrim
Designation date: 12 May 1978


The 17th Century village of Glenarm is situated at the mouth of the most southerly of the famous nine Glens of Antrim occupying a steeply-rising fold of land where the Glenarm River passes through the well wooded Glenarm Demesne to enter the sea at Glenarm Bay.
The characteristic building form of the village, which is very clearly-defined, consists of terraces of houses having plastered walls and dark slate roofs with gabled ends.

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The attraction of the village is collective and derives not so much from individual buildings, although a considerable number of these display distinctive architectural merit, but more from the compact grouping of dwellings and their overall scale and proportion in relation to the street patters.

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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