The word 'Tye' means a settlement around a common or green and is a fitting description for this small hamlet. The houses and cottages which cluster around the small green at the centre of the Conservation Area afford a good sense of enclosure to this key space. The mature horse chestnut tree at the centre of the green provides an attractive focal point.
The oldest buildings in the area are Ployters Farmhouse and Little Brewers which both date from the 16th century and are listed Grade II. Other listed buildings include: Gainsborough Cottage (18th/19th century); 1 and 2 Shetlocks Cottages (17th century); Shetlocks Farmhouse (17th century lobby entrance house); the barn behind Shetlocks Farmhouse (17th century); and Rose Cottage (18th century, once two cottages). Although not listed, almost all the other buildings in the Conservation Area are of interest and contribute to the special character of the area.