Ashton Gatehouse

One gateway, two worlds

Gatehouse

Welcome

Welcome to Ashton Gatehouse, the original entrance to Ashton Court Estate. Once the gateway to the Smyth family home, this Gatehouse is now open for all to enjoy. 
Built in c.1805 and designed by Henry Wood in the regency gothic style, it is a delightful gem, waiting to be discovered. 

Venue hire

Ashton Gatehouse is now available to hire. The venue is available for meetings, training and more.

Visit

Ashton Gatehouse is now open! The Gatehouse is being used by local schools and communities. We are also open to the public on Mondays from 12.00-1.00 and other times by arrangment.

Shoes

In Someone Else's Shoes Exhibition

Ashton Gatehouse is proud to be hosting the exhibition 'In someone else's shoes' from now until 26th April. 
 
In Someone Else’s Shoes is an exhibition celebrating the 70 year old friendship between Bristol and Hannover. Through first-hand accounts and oral histories, this touring exhibition explores the roots of the twinning and tells the stories of some of the enduring friendships that were forged between inhabitants of these two cities, from the earliest gestures of goodwill in 1947 to the exchanges that still take place today.
The exhibition also showcases a recent creative collaboration between students from Bristol and Hannover secondary schools. 
 
The exhibition is free to visit. The Gatehouse is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30-4.30 or by appointment. 

 

Get Involved

Can you help the project team create a lasting legacy for South Bristol in 2016 and beyond?

We are looking for people to help support the building once it is open. For more information about the roles and an informal chat contact our Community Projects Officer at info@ashtongatehouse.org.uk

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Find us

Ashton Gatehouse, Blackmoors Lane,
Bower Ashton, Bristol. BS3 2JJ

0117 3772773

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UWE Photography project

We've been very lucky to be funded by UWE Bristol community seed fund to run the Gatehouse Photography project. The funding has allowed us to develop a partnership with UWE students at Bower Ashton Campus based around community history and photography. Exhibition now on at Bedminster Library!