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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 April, 2004, 06:49 GMT 07:49 UK
Arnos Vale in new protection plan
Arnos Vale Cemetery
The cemetery is regarded as an important part of Bristol's history
A cemetery in Bristol is to be a pilot for a new way of protecting Britain's heritage.

Proposals for the system have been put together by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The Arnos Vale Cemetery, recently the subject of a protracted battle over ownership, is amongst the pilots being launched by English Heritage.

It will reassess the different features of the site, and draw up a management agreement to help with restoration.

Grade II listed

Richard Smith, chair of the Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust said: "We are delighted to participate in this. It is an opportune time as we are about to embark on a restoration programme with English Heritage."

The Victorian cemetery featured in the BBC's "Restoration" series and includes a grade II listed park and garden, with listed tombs and chapels, within a conservation area.

The site was recently compulsorily purchased by Bristol City Council and is now vested in a trust.

The new scheme involves:

  • the creation of a single unified list, called the "List of Historic Sites and Buildings of England", that gives equal statutory recognition to all its components

  • the establishment of statutory management agreements that allow for strategic management over the medium to long term

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