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Barham - The Locality

Barham is located in and surrounded by a "Special Landscape Area" known as the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a settlement where new buildings will be required to conform to a number of limitations on development, design and habitat protection.  

Canterbury City Council have determined that new housing will not be allowed unless it is within the built in the confines of the village, of minor development nature and conforming to strict design and materials constraints.   There are four conservation areas - listed below: -

Conservation Area

Designation Date
Barham 23.06.92
Broome Park 19.08.87
Derringstone 10.12.91
Elham Valley Railway 28.04.92

Out Elmstead





There are also four areas of historic earthwork monuments that are easily visible on Google Earth next to the A2 Trunk Road: -

County No


UK Map Reference

12810 Bowl Barrow 350m south west of Upper Digges Farm, Barham Down TR 212951
25470 Bowl Barrow adjavcent (SE) of Rectory Lane, Barham Down TR 205517
25499 Group of Barrows on Breach Down, Derringstone TR 206749
27011 Anglo Saxon Tumuli and prehistoric linear earthworks, Barham Down
(shown above)
TR 202519