Conservation areas were created by the Civic Amenities Act of 1967 when it was decided that listing historic buildings individually was not enough to protect groups of buildings, which although not individually listed contributed to the character of the place as a whole, and their setting.
It was realised that the spaces between buildings, and trees, were also important elements and it was decided to protect whole areas to be called Conservation Areas.
The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 requires local authorities to designate as Conservation Areas “Any area of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”.
Listed below are all of the Conservation Areas on Anglesey. This includes a full report that details the reason for designation, description of the area, enhancements made and images of the area.
Maps in this document are based upon the Ordnance Survey mapping with permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office © Crown Copyright. Licence No LA09001L For further information contact the Built Environment and Landscape Section. Old photographs © Archive Service, Isle of Anglesey County Council Permission must be sought from the Council before reproducing any part of the documents.