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.
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).