Priory Avenue Conservation Area

This conservation area is based on a mid Victorian residential layout immediately north of Wycombe town centre, built on sloping land as an enclave for the middle classes. It included the listed Castle Hill House, now the town's museum, with fine flint work. In the grounds lie the remains of a motte and the museum gardens provide an oasis of green space in an otherwise built up area.

Most of the residential development along Priory Road and Priory Avenue is two - three storey Victorian semis, brick with slate roofs.

Hamilton Primary School is an imposing building with the conservation area, of red brick and slate. A new housing development has replaced Lady Verney School.

A key feature of the area is the wide roads and footpaths with avenues of trees, all of which makes for a leafy environment which adds to the attractiveness of the area. There is only one listed building within the Priory Road Conservation Area and that is the museum.

A conservation area appraisal was prepared in April 2012 and adopted in November 2012. The adopted conservation area appraisal document may be downloaded below. Proposals set out in the appraisal document for a potential re-evaluation of the conservation area boundary will be considered as a separate consultation in 2013.