South West Highlights

Explore the stories below to see the range of our work and news from across the South West. Check back each month for new projects and follow us on Twitter @HE_SouthWest for our latest news.

Children in a field removing turf from large stones
Children From Stanton Drew Help Maintain Their Local Standing Stones

Pupils from Stanton Drew Primary School and volunteers from local archaeological societies help to conserve the standing stones in their village.

Children at the Drove Primary School in Swindon standing in the playground and forming the number 100
Bristol Children Discover the Extraordinary Story of Three Brothers from Two Mile Hill

Each brother made a different choice when faced with conscription.

A meeting at Exeter, where marchers on the Suffrage Pilgrimage gathered en route to London
Story of Suffrage Activism in Devon

From public places to domestic spaces, find out where and how suffrage activism took place in Devon.

A picture of the front of the Devon and Exeter Institute on the Cathedral Close in Exeter. The building is newly repaired.
20 Years of Heritage at Risk

In the last 20 years, over two thirds of buildings that were on the Heritage at Risk Register in 1998 have been saved.

The front of a chapel building is scaffolded and under repair. Charlestown Methodist Chapel.
HAR South West 2018 Summary

We've removed 99 sites from the Heritage at Risk Register, awarding grants of £1.53 million to 69 places. Read on for more Heritage at Risk headlines.

Photograph of Knowle Battery
Heritage at Risk in the South West

Looking back over the last 20 years, huge progress has been made in saving our heritage and giving it new uses, even for the hardest cases to solve.

Interior of newly repaired Brook Hall, near Bath.
Heritage at Risk: Saved in 2018

This year, 99 historic sites in the South West were removed from the Heritage at Risk Register. Here are four of this year's success stories.

Derelict farmhouse and barn at Bunksland, Devon. This farmhouse with medieval origins, untouched since the early 1800s, has been added to the Register in 2018.
HAR South West 2018 Additions

This year, 49 historic sites have been added to the South West's register. Here we highlight four cases and what's being done to secure their future.

Aerial photograph of Weston-super-Mare
Great Weston HAZ

Great Weston Heritage Action Zone - One Year On

Bristol Royal Infirmary
Bristol Royal Infirmary

A statement regarding our recommendation that the Former Bristol Royal Infirmary does not meet the high criteria for listing.

The war memorial in Northernhay Gardens, dedicated in 1923, was commissioned by Exeter City Council to commemorate the men and woman of Exeter and Devon who gave their lives during the First World War.
South West War Memorials

Find out how communities in the South West are protecting their war memorials, and how you can get involved too.

A group of experts meeting a project manager on-site
Local Heritage Services Research

What do users think about local authority heritage services in the South West?

View over the sea to Botallack mine, Cornwall, and cliffs.
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Find out about our work in this special place over recent years.