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Bishopsgate Conservation Area [No. 19]

The main route of Bishopsgate, incorporating the eastern network of streets and Liverpool Street. The historic urban grain is knitted around the focal points of Liverpool Street station and Bishopsgate.

The Bishopsgate Conservation Area SPD (3MB) was adopted 23 September 2014.

This document analyses the significance for the conservation area and sets out relevant policies for its preservation and enhancement.

History and character summary

  • An area originally outside the City wall that has developed since the Great Fire of London (1666) on what was formerly a low-density suburb
  • Predominantly Victorian and Edwardian buildings with small-scale commercial uses, alongside notable examples of the City's Georgian townscape
  • A dense urban grain formed by the historic network of streets, lanes and alleys either side of Bishopsgate
  • Key examples of Georgian town planning and Victorian railway infrastructure in the City.

Bishopsgate Conservation Area was designated on 14 June 2007 to include the former Middlesex Street Conservation Area. Download the superceded Middlesex Street Conservation Area Character Summary (4MB)