Gresford Conservation Area encompasses the heart of the historic village which is approximately 4 miles north east of Wrexham of the B5445 old Wrexham to Chester road. The village has developed on a flat-lying headland area above a steep sided section of the River Alyn valley as it flows in a north easterly direction to join the River Dee.

The conservation area centres on the magnificent grade I listed Parish Church of All Saints which provides the village with its strong sense of place and identity. The village has grown around the church which the settlement pattern within the area remaining largely unchanged to present day.

The Gresford Conservation Area was first designated in August 1975 and its boundary amended in November 1999. The Gresford Conservation Area Character Assessment and Management Plan was adopted in September 2009.