Blaise Hamlet

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Blaise Hamlet
Sundial and Circular Cottage, Blaise Hamlet.jpg
Pillar sundial on the green and Circular Cottage behind
Grid reference: ST555785
Location: 51°30’13"N, 2°38’33"W
Post town: Bristol
Postcode: BS10
Dialling code: 0117
Local Government
Council: Bristol
Bristol North West

Blaise Hamlet is a hamlet in Gloucestershire, increasingly hemmed in by the spreading townscape of northern Bristol but a place retaining its own integrity and character. The hamlet is composed of a complex of small cottages around a green. They were built around 1811 for retired employees of Quaker banker and philanthropist John Scandrett Harford, who owned Blaise Castle House.

The hamlet was designed by John Nash, master of the Picturesque style. He had worked for Harford on other buildings.

The cottages are now owned by the National Trust. They are still occupied and not open to the public, but the ensemble may be viewed from the outside. All the cottages, and the sundial on the green (which is accessible to the public), are Grade-I listed buildings.

Rose Cottage is now rented out by the National Trust as a holiday cottage.


Building House Number Grade Photo Reference
Circular Cottage 8 I Circular Cottage, Blaise Hamlet.jpg [1]
Dial Cottage 7 I [2]
Diamond Cottage 2 I [3]
Double Cottage 4 & 5 I [4]
Dutch Cottage 3 I [5]
Oak Cottage 1 I Oak Cottage, Blaise Hamlet.jpg [6]
Rose Cottage 6 [7]
Sweetbriar Cottage 9 I [8]
Vine Cottage 10 I [9]


  1. National Heritage List 11138921: Circular Cottage
  2. National Heritage List 11138920: Dial Cottage
  3. National Heritage List 1282285: Diamond Cottage
  4. National Heritage List 1202260: Double Cottage
  5. National Heritage List 1207760: Dutch Cottage
  6. National Heritage List 1207747: Oak Cottage
  7. National Heritage List 1202261: Rose Cottage
  8. National Heritage List 11138922: Sweetbriar Cottage
  9. National Heritage List 11138923: Vine Cottage

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