The Shrubbery Conservation Area was designated on 11 April 1983 and is situated immediately to the south west of Newport's Civic Centre and north of the Stow Park Conservation Area.
The conservation area is centred on Westfield Road and Parkfield Place and includes some properties in Oakfield Road, Clytha Park Road, Edward Vll Crescent and Oakfield Gardens.
There is a plan showing the boundaries (pdf) of the conservation area available to view and download.
Introduction to the area
The area includes a range of fine Victorian and Edwardian houses set in large plots with strong landscaping features, within a setting of mature trees and shrubs. The majority of the houses retain their period features, which include slate roofs, prominent chimney stacks, bay frontage and sliding sash windows.
A unique feature of this area that helps to provide much of its character is the unmade and unadopted road surface of Westfield Road and Parkfield Place. These stony and undulating surfaces combined with the tree lined landscape setting and vegetative boundary treatments of the adjoining properties gives the sense of a rural lane despite the area’s location at the heart of the city. The atmosphere produced by these unique lanes contribute as much to the special character of the conservation area as does the fine architecture of many of the buildings.
Listed Buildings within the Shrubbery Conservation Area
For details of the full register of listed buildings within the Conservation Area please view the List of Listed Buildings in the City of Newport (pdf).
Conservation area designation requires that local authority consent must be obtained before any trees situated within the area are felled, topped or lopped.
In addition to this protection trees may also have the additional protection afforded to them of a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).
For information about conservation areas and protecting the historic built environment contact the City Council’s Conservation Officer (Historic Buildings).