Great Asby conservation area
Designation of Great Asby conservation area
The central part of Great Asby village was designated a conservation area on 7 November 2002.
Description of Great Asby
Great Asby lies in a valley within a landscape of upland farmland characterized by improved pasture. The village is quite well hidden in the valley but has long-range views to and from the North Pennines. The buildings are situated either side of Asby Beck which runs through the village and beside the village green. Most of the older buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries, apart from Asby Hall and the Old Rectory with its 14th century Pele tower. To the north-west of St Peter's Church a spring rises called St Helen's Well . It has been seated around in stone and reputedly has healing powers. To the south of the village is Great Asby Scar, an extensive area of limestone pavement, which is a Special Area of Conservation.