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Owlswick Conservation Area Character Survey

This appraisal sets out the key features that contribute to the character of Owlswick Conservation Area. The full text can be downloaded below.

Owlswick is a tiny hamlet on the edge of the Vale of Aylesbury, just off the Thame road. It has five buildings and small chapel and is centred around a privately owned green.

A key characteristic of the conservation area is the openness and spaciousness afforded by the large central sward of grassland. The historic buildings face on to this, their gardens merging onto it. The buildings are also well spaced out, with views through to the surrounding open countryside.

The two listed buildings in the conservation area are 18th century, or red and blue chequer brick. The tiny chapel of St Peter is of flint with red brick dressing; it sits right on the roadside and is prominent due to its steep roof pitch. Workers cottages dating from the 19th century, Lamb Cottage and the former Shoulder of Mutton Public House also contribute visually to the area.

There are two listed buildings in this conservation area.