Chaddesley Corbett Conservation Area
Chaddesley Corbett Conservation Area was designated in 1969. It
is based upon a rural hamlet or small village that lies either side
of a gently curving street, which forms a spur to the main
Kidderminster to Bromsgrove Road.
In many ways, Chaddesley Corbett typifies the image of a quaint and
idyllic English village. It contains a few shops, two pubs, a
primary school and a 12th Century Parish Church. It has existed as
an important agricultural settlement since Saxon times (then just
Chaddesley) and was laid out in more or less its present form by a
Norman family, the Corbetts.
The majority of buildings in the Conservation Area are Listed,
the oldest being the Church; whilst many date from the 17th and
18th Century. A few sensitively designed 20th Century buildings add
to the mixture.
The building styles in the village include timber-framed black
and white, polite red brick Georgian and a hint of picturesque
Gothic. The pattern of development is largely back of pavement and
facing the street, with few gaps in the frontage. Many traditional
plot boundaries and outbuildings survive intact. The majority of
buildings are of two stories and roofing materials are
predominantly clay tiles.
There are important spaces at either end of the village. At the
southern end, on the west side, an old orchard provides an open
setting for the church and views up the main street. Opposite this,
on the east side, the grounds to Hunter's Ride balance the
undeveloped entrance to the village. At the northern end of the
village is an undeveloped gap between the old settlement and a more
recent housing estate adjoining Briar Hill. From the north the
village begins at Brook Cottage and the modern development on
Hemming Way. Brook Cottage has pleasant surroundings balanced by
open grazing land opposite. It is important to maintain the
character of Chaddesley Corbett as that of a tightly packed
settlement with a definite beginning and end, set in open
There is an absence of street lighting in the Area, which helps it
retain a rural and uncluttered feel.
the Chaddesley Corbett Conservation Area Character
View the Conservation Area Boundary (851K)