“Throughout the village there are attractive open spaces which contribute to views of positive buildings and allow for views of the surrounding countryside. On the approaches to the village hedgerows combine with grass verges and occasional trees to provide a rural character. The churchyard and grounds of Hawksworth Place are particularly prominent at the centre of the village and include a number of attractive mature trees and well-kept lawned areas. Similarly the grounds to the rear of Hawksworth Manor and the paddocks around Top Farm, Ivy House Farm and Yew Tree Farm help to link the village’s spaces to the surrounding countryside.”
Excerpt from the Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan
The survey area consists of a semi neglected grass land with a mixed variety of trees and hedges marking the boundary. The land is approximately 2.115 m2 in the heart of Hawksworth village. Hawksworth is a Rushcliffe Borough Council Conservation Area.
Adjacent to the East side of the plot is the highway, the visibility on the highway has been diminished by the obstruction of encroaching vegetation from boundary trees and hedges. It is my understanding that an ilex aquifolium (Holly) hedge was planted to form a boundary line, which has since been suppressed by weeds, it is evident even from a quick glance that the hedge has been neglected.