Frieth conservation area character survey

Frieth is a small Chiltern village lying on the upper hills of the Chiltern scarp, above the Hambleden Valley. The village is spread out and has many scattered areas of buildings. The conservation area boundary is drawn around the core of the village along the main road. The land rises from east to west before flattening out at the crest of the hill. Buildings run along the road in a linear fashion, and include 18th and 19th century cottages, tightly packed close to the roadside, and later Victorian residences in spacious plots, with some modern infill.

At the heart of the village lies a linear green in front of the small church and school. The village is characterised by mature trees which form a backdrop to the dwellings. At the western end of the village the landscape opens out, and becomes agricultural in nature.