Bampton Grange from Knipe Scar copyright Graham Standring

Bampton Grange Conservation Area

Why is Bampton Grange special?

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

Bampton Grange
  • Small historic hamlet set on the Shap to Askham road at and important crossing point over the river at Church Bridge
  • Rural location on the floodplain of the Lowther Valley with attractive views
  • Tightly clustered settlement of farms and houses
  • Evidence of strip field farming, forming an important part of the landscape setting of the hamlet
  • Many buildings with architectural and historic quality, one of which is a grade II star listed building and eight others which are grade II listed buildings, including some good examples of the vernacular tradition
  • The eighteenth century St Patrick’s Church at the village's centre, on a site where a church has existed since at least the twelfth century
  • Palette of  building materials reflects the underlying geology, carboniferous limestone
  • Stretches of traditional cobbled street surfaces
  • Important individual trees and tree groups

More details