Monday, October 18, 2010

Famous medieval village to lose cobbled streets over health and safety fears

Cobbled road surfaces and paths in the historic settlement of Dunster, Somerset – which dates back to the Bronze and Iron Age Britain – have been deemed ‘too dangerous’ for pedestrians. The village – famed for its castle – is regarded as one of the most-perfectly preserved medieval villages in England.

Dunster attracts thousands of visitors a year because of its quaint features – including several ancient cobbled streets which have remained since medieval times. But health and safety chiefs have ruled them to be too dangerous and a working group is considering replacing them with new, smooth-surfaced roads.

Click here to read this article from Small World News