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Lancaster's architecture offers a fair variety, with older properties 'rubbing shoulders' with more modern developments up to the present day.

There are Roman baths visible near the junction of Bridge Lane and Church Street and Lancaster Castle dates back to the 11th century. Lancaster Friends Meeting House dates from 1708 and many buildings in the city centre and along St George's Quay date back to the 19th century, Bowerham Barracks were completed in 1880 and the Phoenix Street drill hall was completed in 1894. The Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park was built in the Edwardian era, between 1907 and 1909.

The Bowerham Council Estate in Scotforth was begun in 1920 and consists of semi-detached (such as in Palatine Road) and terraced properties which are reasonably varied with 'no two gables alike'. The Newton Estate was begun from 1923 and mainly consists of reasonably standard construction properties with some larger parlour type houses. The Mount Pleasant Estate was built between 1927 and 1930 with, once again, reasonably varied styles of semi-detached and terraced properties. Other estates built around the same time include the Ryelands Council Estate and the Marsh Estate.

There are any number of more recently-built properties and additionally a fair number of new build developments.

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If you're considering buying a property in Lancaster's locale, getting an Environmental Search Report, one of the main property conveyancing searches, is an important way to find out if there are environmental issues which might affect your enjoyment of the dwelling.

A recent such report, bought for a property in Green Close, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8JN revealed the following:
  • A surface water flooding risk within 25 metres;
  • Existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines within 4km; and
  • A coal mining affected area within 25 metres
among other matters. Flooding risks often translate into larger insurance premiums (as well as the risk of real upheaval from an actual flooding event); coal mining areas often have issues regarding ground stability and wind farms can detract from the enjoyment of a property because of their visual impact and potential for noise pollution.
Some properties in and around Lancaster might be affected by previous coal mining works because this mining activity used to be widespread in the area.

If you're looking to buy a property in the area using a mortgage, your lender might make it a condition of any loan that you purchase a Coal Mining Search to help establish whether the dwelling is likely to be affected by such historic mining activity.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Lancaster is in a raised Radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground radon emissions.

Properties built in streets such as Blades Street and Lindow Square are built on ground which has a maximum radon potential of 5 - 10%, which means that they have a higher than normal chance of being affected by radon emissions.

LancashireLancashire is a county in the north west of England, whose administrative centre is Preston. Its history dates back to the 12th century and curiously some of its lands were originally treated as being part of Yorkshire in the Domesday Book of 1086. The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

The county particularly came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution with Liverpool and Manchester growing into its major cities, whose economies expanded as a result of the trade from the docks and the cotton mills respectively. By the 1830s a massive 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Cotton mill towns which developed from this economy include Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan.

The main motorway in the area is the M6 but other motorways, such as the M55, M65, M61 and M66, M62 and M58 also run through it. The county has international airports in Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These cities are also excellent transport hubs in general and their main train stations (Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly) offer fast access to other major British conurbations as well as to a host of other locations.

The county has many universities including for example the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, UMIST and Preston University.

There are at least four professional orchestras, including the The Hallé, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgwater Hall. The Manchester Arena hosts more than 21,000, is the largest indoor arena in Europe and has been voted the most popular venue in the world. Landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, the Ashton Memorial, Rivington Pike and King Street Mill. Other attractions include Morecambe Bay, the Ribble Steam Railway, Blackpool Zoo and Camelot Theme Park. Lancashire has given many gems to cuisine such as Eccles Cakes, Ormskirk ginger bread, Faggot, black peas and bury black pudding. It would take many more words to detail how important the county has been musically, whether regarding folk music (for example the number of ballads emanating from the county, take 'The Ballad of Chevy Chase) or contemporary music (the Beatles and many more).

Listed Building Surveyors Lancaster

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Lancaster. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Lancaster

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Lancaster Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Lancaster City Council at Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ, telephone 01524 582000, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Local Building Survey in Lancaster

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Camforth, Hornby, Bailrigg, Heysham, Tarnbrook, Morecambe and Garstang.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Lancaster. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Lancaster we'll be able to give you the detailed Lancaster HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Lancaster

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Tan Hill Drive LA1 2JD
  • Victoria St, Morecambe LA4 4AA
  • Avondale Rd, Lancaster LA1 4BZ
  • Stonewell, Lancaster LA1 1NJ
  • Manor Rd, Slyne, Lancaster LA2 6JY

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Lancaster to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Lancaster.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered Surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Lancaster.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If they find any issues during the inspection, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Lancaster you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many people are not entirely sure about the difference between a mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyers Survey.

Your lender conducts its own valuation on the property in Lancaster you intend to buy to check that it is lending you the right sum of money in relation to the property's value. It is not intended to examine any defects which might affect the property.

When you book a HomeBuyers Survey from us, as well as receiving an independent valuation of the property you wish to buy, the primary focus is to establish whether the property has any issues which you should know about, for example rising damp or subsidence, which might, particularly as time passes, end up requiring even tens of thousands of pounds to put right.


This knowledge is naturally of great use to you, given how much you are intending to spend. You might, on the strength of the information, provided, negotiate with the seller to contribute towards the costs of repairing the defects or even pull out buying the property entirely.

Most importantly, any HomeBuyers Survey is entirely for YOUR benefit and is independent of both your lender - if you are buying with a mortgage - and your vendor. Call 0161 850 7159 to get yours and to help your peace of mind.

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