The Lizard Conservation Area

The Lizard Conservation Area was first designated in April 1994. The boundary is defined by the disused Wymondham to Forncett railway line to the north, the A11 to the east, and includes the cottages and the land managed by The Lizard Charity, to the south.

The 2012 Wymondham Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan describes The Lizard as:

‘An unusual cluster of cottages resting in the southern valley slopes of the River Tiffey with open land to the north and east either side of the river, with an intimate relationship with the valley landscape.’

Most of the landscape area comprises low lying meadows divided into “parcels” by the ditches which cross it and delineated by the hedges and trees which line them.