You may have noticed a new addition to the Limpsfield Village Conservation Area opposite St Peter’s Church. This small but not insignificant replica milestone – Croydon 10 – marks a key part in Limpsfield’s unique history and a significant time in its development during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
There were originally five pubs in Limpsfield but only one now remains. That is The Bull Inn halfway down the high street on the east side. The Bull was built in the 17th century with 19th century additions. It is timber framed and tile hung. Until the 18th Century, it was called “The Chequers”.
Have you got a favourite building or structure in Limpsfield that is not already listed or protected?
A new project is underway to identify assets across Surrey that are valued by the community and play a key role in reinforcing a sense of local character and distinctiveness.
Over the next year, Surrey County Council will be producing an updated local heritage asset list for the district.
Limpsfield Parish Council’s Planning Committee will also be reviewing local buildings and structures to identify those we think should be on the list.
Assets on local heritage lists, also known as local listing, are not protected in the same way as listed buildings, but can be afforded protection through the planning system as ‘non-designated heritage assets’.
What can be on the list?
…in fact pretty much anything that has heritage significance, but is not recognised by another planning designation (e.g. listed building or in a conservation area).
They should give an insight into the history of communities and places and provides us with a physical link to our past.
How to nominate
The nomination process opens on 5 October and closes at 5pm on 16 November. You can nominate using the online form – click on the link below.
To find out more, including the criteria being used and how to submit a nomination, please visit Surrey County Council’s Local heritage list project.
To find out the selection criteria, please click HERE or download the document below.
To see buildings that are either on the current Buildings of Character (2013) list or are Listed Buildings, please see the documents for download below.
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