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Blaise Hamlet Town Information

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Blaise Hamlet - Photo © Richard Law
Blaise Hamlet - Photo: Richard Law CCL

  This is a unique village within the grounds of a large estate, consisting of nine private, thatched cottages with Jacobean chimneys.

Set round a village green, they were built in the 19th century by the banker and philanthropist John Harford for his retired employees.

Now owned by the National Trust, they were designed by the architect John Nash.
The huge Blaise Castle estate is now run by the local council and boasts a wooded gorge, babbling brooks and a stunning wildflower meadow.

Harford’s home, 18th century Blaise Castle House, has been transformed into a museum of everyday life.

Harford hired Humphrey Repton to lay out the grounds.

Nearby Blaise Castle is a charming gothic folly.

Blaise Castle House - Photo © Linda Bailey
Blaise Castle House -
Photo: Linda Bailey CCL