Cadmore End conservation area character survey

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

Cadmore End is a small hamlet located high on the Chiltern Plateau in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside. To the east lies the settlement of Lane End. The hamlet is set back and mostly hidden from the main Marlow to Stokenchurch Road, and is clustered around areas of green and common which are a key part of its character.

The village is linear in form, but buildings tend to be clustered in pockets. Most are examples of small vernacular cottages, many of which have been extended. There are also later Victorian buildings, notably the Church and School, and modern infill. Some larger houses are scattered through the conservation area, these include Hill Farm and Cadmore House. The hamlet grew up around the areas of common, and may have encroached onto it.

The line of the original road may be the track that runs through the core of the settlement. A cluster of development has grown up at the lower junction of this track with the Marlow road - here lies the 17th century Ship Public House, the former post office, and the former Smithy. Adjacent to these is a swathe of common that draws the eye away from the road.

There is one listed building in this conservation area.

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