Erbistock is one of the many hamlets and villages which exist along the banks of the River Dee. At Erbistock the river flows through the last sections of dramatic steep sided valley before it meanders north across its low lying and gently undulating floodplain towards Chester. Erbistock is 2km to the west of the village of Overton and is reached down a network of narrow winding country lanes off the Overton to Wrexham Road.

The conservation area is centred on the area around St Hilary's Church which sits on the bank of the River Dee at the foot of a 45 metre high sandstone escarpment, set against a background of mature trees. The surrounding area is rural in character, dominated by pasture fields.

Erbistock Conservation Area was first designated in August 1975 and its boundary amended in April 2000. The Erbistock Conservation Area Character Assessment and Management Plan was adopted in May 2010.