Oxton Village has a history as an early rural hamlet and was subsequently expanded as a Victorian commuter settlement. The land was part of the estate of the Earl of Shrewsbury and some of the local names reflect this. There are a variety of buildings in Oxton, ranging from terraces, to stone built cottages and detached stuccoed villas. These give the area a character which is unique in Birkenhead.
Many of the houses are set in spacious gardens and the area has a strong presence of mature trees. The appraisal of the area in 2010 made recommendations to extend the Conservation Area boundaries. These were adopted in 2011, as illustrated in the Oxton Conservation Area Map below.
Download planning documents relating to the Oxton Village Conservation Area: