Kilsyth Conservation Area

First designated in 1971 and reviewed in October 2009

Conservation areas

Kilsyth became more established in the 17th century beside the Garrell and Ebroch Burns and on key routes. From a small agricultural and market centre, Kilsyth expanded in the late 18th century onto higher ground along the present Main Street, largely due to the flourishing weaving industry. Land alongside Main Street was divided into "burgage plots" with long strips of land behind them. Elements of these "lang rigs" remain today.

Our pdf icon Kilsyth Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan [1Mb] provides a detailed appraisal of the buildings and spaces which contribute to the unique character of the conservation area. The plan is set out to preserve and enhance the conservation area and guide development proposals. We have also produced more general conservation area guidance within pdf icon SPG 31 [707kb].

Is your property located within the conservation area? Quickly find out by using pastmap.

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