Draperstown is an example of a ‘green’ village. Originally the buildings were laid out in a triangular village green, the Fair Hill and along three streets. Later the green became The Shambles, and this, together with the open space of the Fair Hill, and the wide crossroads at the head of St. Patrick’s St. provides a distinctive townscape and historic settlement form.
The buildings are located in accordance with a clearly defined and well established building line. The triangular feature known as The Shambles together with the wide crossroads creates a distinctive settlement pattern.
Early development took the form of terraces of residential and commercial properties along High Street and St. Patrick’s Street. More recent development has spread out along the radial roads in the form of single dwellings and small housing estates.