Clevedon Pier, built 1867-69 See the list entry for Clevedon Pier

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.

Three modern bronze sculptures of flat, layered semi-circular forms on the front of a stone building.

Fascinating Listings in 2019

A dispensary for women’s medical treatment and a 19th century shipwreck in the Bristol channel are among the more unusual places listed in 2019.

Detail view of bronze seated figure of a nurse on the Northernhay War Memorial, Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon.

26 Devon War Memorials Listed

The top section of Beckford's Tower with fields and then the city of Bath spreading into the distance in the background.

Heritage at Risk in the South West Revealed

Over the last year 62 historic buildings and sites have been saved and removed from the Heritage at Risk Register.

View from the marina of Melville Building, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Heritage at Risk in Devon and Cornwall Revealed

Over the last year 37 historic buildings and sites have been saved in Devon and Cornwall and 29 added to the Register.

Kids wearing high-vis jackets on their knees are bent over carefully scraping away a layer of soil on an area of ground that's being excavated on the lawn in front of Ashton Court House.

Community Dig at Ashton Court

In July, over 300 local primary school children took part in a community archaeological dig at Ashton Court in Bristol.

Aerial view of sea and pitted dunes overgrown with grass.

Rare Cornish Factory Site Protected

The National Explosives Factory near Hayle, Cornwall, has been protected by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on our advice.

View looking down on Notte Street, Plymouth with brick church in foreground.

Plymouth's Post-War City Centre Gets Conservation Area Protection

Plymouth city centre has been given conservation area status. Here are ten captivating 20th-century buildings that show why this is news to celebrate.

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.

Aerial photograph of Weston-super-Mare

Great Weston HAZ

Great Weston Heritage Action Zone - One Year On

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.