Pheasants Hill Conservation Area

This conservation area comprises of a small settlement on the eastern side of the Hambleden Valley, with a picturesque backdrop of wooded hillside.

Long range views of the area can be obtained from the other side of the valley. It was first designated in 1989, and extended to include two late Victorian houses in 2004. The conservation area is linear in form, as the built form tends to hug the road as it climbs from the valley floor.

Development clusters around a small road junction half way up the hill, and the conservation area boundaries are tightly drawn round the curtilages of the properties. There is a complete mix of building types within this conservation area, from late Georgian villas, to farmhouse complexes with imposing barns along the road side, to a flint and slate roofed chapel which dominates the hillside.

Runs of small cottages are found in the northern part of the conservation area, most of redbrick and flint.