Designation of Penrith New Streets conservation area
The area of Penrith known as Penrith New Streets was designated as a conservation area on 20 August 1992.
Description of Penrith New Streets conservation area
This Conservation Area includes the residential area of Penrith to the north-east of the town centre, known locally as "New Streets". The steeply sloping streets run uphill towards Beacon Edge, away from the town centre Conservation Area which it adjoins. The area is characterized by 19th and 20th century housing ranging from tightly knit terraces to larger semi-detached and detached villas. The houses are mostly of red sandstone under pitched natural slate roofs. The buildings possess elegant architectural detailing such as arched doorways, bay windows, stone mullions, large stone chimney stacks and decorative eaves, all enclosed by a variety of sandstone boundary walls. The layout, architectural design and materials, along with the mature gardens and open spaces all create an attractive environment as well as a visual record of the historic and social development of Penrith.