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Conservation statistics and contacts

Eden boasts a wealth of historic buildings, structures, landscapes and areas, and a rich cultural heritage spanning the last 6,000 years. This helps to make Eden an enjoyable place to live and such a fascinating place to visit. We are proud of our historic environment and want to conserve it. Outside of the National Park, over 15% of all our buildings are defined as historic, that is, they are listed buildings, and/or are in a designated conservation area.

Areas and buildings defined as historic in Eden outside the National Park Number of Entries
Grade I Listed Buildings 38
Grade II* Listed Buildings 118
Grade II Listed Buildings 1,448
Ungraded Listed Buildings 1
Total Number of Listed Buildings (all grades) 1,605
Conservation Areas 24
Listed Buildings at Risk 10
Scheduled Ancient Monuments 219

There are many other fine buildings in Eden that were built before 1919, using traditional construction techniques that are substantially different from those we use today. Find out more about various aspects of traditional buildings by looking on Useful Conservation Links. For information on buildings at risk you can search the English Heritage - Heritage at Risk Register.

Who do I contact?

Eden District Council

For further information on general conservation policy, listed buildings and conservation area enquiries in Eden District, outside the Lake District National Park, please contact:

Cumbria County Council

For archaeology enquiries in Eden District, outside the Lake District National Park, please contact:

Lake District National Park Authority

For further information on general conservation policy, listed buildings, conservation areas and archaeology enquiries in the Lake District National Park Authority area, please contact:

Cumbria Historic Environment Record

For the further information on the Cumbria Historic Environment Records please contact:

  • Name and Address: HER Officer, Historic Environment Service, Economy, Culture and Environment, County Offices, Kendal LA9 4RQ
  • Telephone: 01539 773432
  • Email: jo.mackintosh@cumbriacc.gov.uk