Bampton copyright Michael Turner

Bampton Conservation Area

Why is Bampton special?

Bampton is one of a string of settlements within the Lowther Valley which have attractive architectural and historic character. This includes:

View of Bampton
  • Small historic village clustered around the junction of roads leading to Askham, Haweswater and Shap and the important historic crossing point of the Howes Beck
  • Rural location on the floodplain of the Lowther Valley with attractive views
  • Many buildings with architectural and historic quality, four of which are grade II listed buildings, including some good examples of the vernacular tradition
  • The sixteenth century dovecote (grade II) in the grounds of Bampton Hall is the earliest known structure in the village
  • The former corn mill and a nineteenth century limekiln (grade II) stands to the west of St Patrick’s Well Public House
  • Palette of  building materials reflects the underlying geology, carboniferous limestone
  • Surviving stretches of traditional cobbled street surfaces
  • Important individual trees and tree groups

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