A Newsquest-owned weekly newspaper has closed its office in the third such move by the publisher in the space of a month.
Staff had begun to move out of the Mercury office in Angel Crescent, Bridgwater around three weeks before its closure at the end of last month.
It is thought to be the first time in 160 years that the Mercury will not have had a permanent presence in Bridgwater.
Three sales staff have now moved to the Gazette’s offices, but it is understood that the paper’s journalists have been based in Taunton for some time.
A receptionist took redundancy as part of the move, and a notice left in the window to inform readers, but no mention of the office’s closure was made in the newspaper.
Last month the Gloucestershire Gazette announced it was closing its Dursley office, with reporters set to meet readers in cafes instead.
The newspaper is now based at the headquarters of sister title the Stroud News and Journal, ten miles away.
It is understood the Bridport title has been based at its current premises for around 40 years and the newspaper is thought to have had a presence in the town since it was founded in 1855.
The building has now been put up for rent for £9,500 per year and its property details say that it will be available in late 2015.
No-one from Newsquest has so far responded to requests for a comment.