Bromborough Village Conservation Area
Bromborough Village was designated as a Conservation Area in July 1982, and is one of the smallest in the Borough. The conservation area centres on the historic core of the village, which includes the church of St Barnabas. The boundary to the Area has been drawn tightly in order to include the core of the old village and remaining vernacular buildings along The Rake and Bromborough Village Road.
The early plan form of Bromborough village settlement is likely to have been a nucleated village, centred around the Saxon church or monastery. The settlement grew up around the church in a roughly rectangular form, but with the area to the west remaining as meadow land. Through out the 16th, 17th and 18th century Bromborough remained a rural settlement. Apart from agriculture seafaring was an important part of the local economy.
Today, the area has largely been overtaken by more modern development. However enough of the historic centre remains to enable the character of the original settlement to be discerned. This character is principally derived from the historic market cross, the setting and visual dominance of the Church, and the courtyard formed by its associated buildings at Church Lane.
The Conservation Area Guidance leaflet explains what a Conservation Area is and how the designation or extension of one affects those who live there. The aim is to provide general guidance and advice on the type of works that normally require planning permission as a result of designation.