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Bristol and Gloucestershire buildings shortlisted for awards

Image caption St James Priory was founded in 1129 and is Bristol's oldest standing building

Three historic buildings in Bristol and two in Gloucestershire have been shortlisted for a new award scheme launched by English Heritage.

The English Heritage Angel Awards are aimed at recognising people and groups who have saved a place that "was at risk of being lost forever".

The shortlist of 16 includes Arnos Vale Cemetery, Tyntesfield Orangery and St James Priory in Bristol.

Woodchester Mansion and Brunel Goods Shed in Stroud are also included.

Sue Jotcham, director of St James Priory, said: "We have been very fortunate in getting down to the last 16.

"They are calling it the Angels Awards - some people say 'you are the angels' but I see it as an award for St James Priory - an award for the city."

More than 200 projects entered the national competition and had to show how their volunteers worked to preserve the structures eligible for the English Heritage At Risk Register.

The awards will be announced at a ceremony, hosted by Andrew Lloyd Webber, on 31 October at the Palace Theatre in London.

The winners will be presented with statuettes.

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