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St Mary's conservation area

Information about St Mary's conservation area.

Designated in 1976 and extended in 2006, the area focuses around St Mary’s church, a Grade II* building which is probably the oldest building in the borough.

This location is the birthplace of modern Lewisham as settlement developed along Lewisham High Street, the old coaching road from the Kent countryside to central London.

The conservation area is particularly special as it contains a cluster of Edwardian civic buildings such as the former library, fire station, fire station, police station and swimming baths as well as late Victorian terrace housing.

Article 4 direction

We have made an Article 4 direction to specified streets within the conservation area to encourage the retention of high quality architectural features and ensure that changes are undertaken sympathetically.

To check whether your street is covered by the direction, contact us on 0208 3147400 or planning@lewisham.gov.uk.

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