Historic sites no longer at risk after repair work

PUBLISHED: 17:00 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:54 30 October 2017

Ashton Gatehouse.

Ashton Gatehouse.


Two historic sites in North Somerset which were listed as being ‘at risk’ have been taken off the register.

The register keeps track of important sites which are at risk of being lost through neglect, decay or inappropriate development.

Badgers were responsible for causing damage to a hill fort on Conygar Hill, Portbury.

Historic England says the fort contains archeological and environmental evidence of when it was constructed, some time between the eighth and fifth centuries BC.

A project to keep badgers away from the site was successful and it has now been taken off the register.

A renovation at the grade II*-listed gatehouse at Ashton Court was completed earlier this year.

It had been derelict for around 50 years, and its roofs had fallen in, and floors rotted away.

It underwent a £750,000 refurbishment project, and Historic England says it is no longer at risk.

Other News Stories


Plans to flatten a pub and replace it with a petrol station have been slated by a rival business.

Read more
5 minutes ago

A Clevedon children’s charity has been given thousands of pounds to introduce new digital learning diaries.

Read more

A councillor has hit back at claims of ‘dereliction of duty’ by a committee responsible for scrutinising major housing plans.

Read more

More artwork has appeared in Clevedon which may have been created by Banksy.

Read more

Firefighters will clean a 19th century Portishead lighthouse this weekend.

Read more

Children’s Hospice South West and the Salvation Army in Pill are two charities to benefit from a week of fundraising by Southern Co-op.

Read more

Villagers will gather for their showpiece event this weekend, which promises to be the highlight of the summer.

Read more

Plans to build 350 flats in Portishead’s Old Mill Road will be ‘damaging to the community’ unless Portishead’s infrastructure is ‘significantly improved’, says the town council.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Dozens of people have suffered drug-related deaths in North Somerset in recent years, with the district seeing a 60 per cent rise in lives lost to substance abuse.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

A former soldier from North Somerset says giving up alcohol is the ‘best thing he has done’.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 17°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications