About Silloth Green
Silloth Green, incorporating Harbour Green, a large area known simply as ‘the Green,’ and Skinburness Green is one of the largest and longest village Greens in England. The Green forms a grassy link between the Silloth townscape and the sea front promenade, complementing the grand regency style buildings on ‘Criffle Street,’ which runs along the opposite side of the broad cobbled road. Enriched by the green space and close proximity to the sea, this former Victorian spa town has a unique air, making it an interesting place to visit. The Green lies within the Silloth conservation area and the buffer zone of the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. Close by lies the visitor centre for the Solway Coast ‘Area of Natural Beauty.’ (AONB) and two ‘Sites of Special Scientific Interest’ (SSSI) stretch North and South of the town. Successful funding bids to Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under the ‘Parks for People Programme,’ resulted in a two year refurbishment project to restore the Green and its heritage buildings. Restoration work was completed in 2012 and was celebrated with a grand opening on 20th May 2012. Many changes have been made that have had significance for Silloth Green over time. These changes are noted in the History and Heritage Archives.
Our Acknowledgements list funding sources and additional help given for successful implementation of the projectA