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New Conservation Area adopted in Barrow Gurney

On 26th June 2018, North Somerset Council Executive Members voted unanimously to adopt a new conservation area which encompasses the historic estate village of Barrow Gurney.

Barrow Gurney's special character, a well- preserved example of an estate village, illustrates the historic, economic and social relationships that existed to support the "great house" at Barrow Court.

Barrow Gurney

The village has a high survival rate of pre-1838 buildings forming the village core. The village went through extensive remodelling in the early twentieth century, particularly in the ‘Arts and Crafts' style, and it has a stunning relationship with its surrounding landscape.

This is the first Conservation Area designated in North Somerset for 20 years, and it could not have been made possible without the overwhelming support from the people residing in Barrow Gurney, the Parish Council and especially Eric Gates (former Chair of Barrow Gurney Parish Council).



Weston Conservation Area consultation

‘Celebrating Weston’s past to help shape its future’



North Somerset Council is undertaking a major study looking at the historic assets of the town as part of the Heritage Action Zone programme. A key focus is on establishing a strong basis for future enhancement through the production of conservation area appraisals and management plans.

Residents and business owners are invited to have your say.
Please book to attend our workshop where we will introduce the conservation area appraisal process, explore together what makes Weston special and how this should inform future change in the town.

The consultation workshop is on Tuesday 17 July at Weston Museum, from 5-7pm. Please register here.