Sheepridge conservation area

This appraisal sets out the key features that contribute to the character of Sheepridge Conservation Area.

Sheepridge is a tiny and isolated hamlet situated to the south west of Flackwell Heath, where the Chiltern Hills dip down to meet the River Thames floodplain. It consists of just seven houses and a pub. The immediate surroundings are well treed, and the surrounding hillsides are agricultural in character.

The village has four listed buildings, all dating from the early to mid 18th century. They retain some timberframing, with red brick infill patterns. The Crooked Billet Public House dominates its setting on the curve of the road. There is small area of open space to the front of this.