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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.

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