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You can own part of 'the most beautiful pier in England'

146-year-old Clevedon Pier is the only Grade 1 listed pier in the country. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

You can now own shares in a West Country landmark: Somerset's 150-year-old Clevedon Pier.

The only Grade 1 listed pier in the country, once described by former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman as "the most beautiful pier in England", is now part of a community share offer.

The trustees are hoping to raise £350,000 to help pay for new visitor facilities, which are currently being built.

One Direction win Brit Award for Clevedon Pier music video

Clevedon Pier - the real star of the Brits Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A music video featuring Somerset's Clevedon Pier has won the Brit Award for British Video.

Boyband One Direction filmed 'You and I' in 2014. A brass plaque was placed on a bench there to mark the occasion,but it had to be moved after over-zealous fans covered it with their own tributes.

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Heritage Lottery funding for Clevedon Pier

£720,000 has been allocated in Heritage Lottery funding Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

As the only intact Grade I listed pier in England, Clevedon Pier is of immense heritage importance and much-loved by the local community.

HLF’s funding will enable the Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust to create a sustainable future for the pier ensuring its survival for the next hundred years.

A much-needed new visitor space will be created and used for community events, workshops and learning activities and will also include a café and toilet facilities, helping the Pier become a first-class heritage attraction once again.

These improvements will also boost visitor numbers and contribute to the local economy.

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Heritage Lottery funding for Suspension Bridge

£595,000 has been allocated towards new projects Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

HLF’s £595,000 grant will enable the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust to open up the bridge’s unique history to a much wider audience in time for the 150th anniversary of the bridge’s completion in 2014.

A new learning centre will be built, on the North Somerset side of the bridge, and will provide space for schools and community groups to meet and learn.

Heritage funding for Suspension Bridge and Clevedon Pier

The iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and Clevedon Pier, have each received Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grants of £595,000 and £720,000.

HLF’s grant will enable the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust to open up the bridge’s unique history to a much wider audience in time for the 150th anniversary of the bridge’s completion in 2014.

Pans for Clevedon Pier include is vastly improving the visitor facilities on site and increasing learning and volunteering opportunities for local people.

Read the full press release here.