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Friends of Blaise

contact@friendsofblaise.co.uk

Welcome to The Friends of Blaise

latest news

April - please only visit the estate for exersise if you live locally, all facilities including car park are closed

Feature of the month

Every month we highlight a page from our site

Blaise Hamlet is a group of nine cottages built around 1811/12, The hamlet was designed by John Nash and built by George Repton for retired employees of John Hartford, who owned the Blaise Castle Estate.

The hamlet is built around a village green with pump, The cottages are called, Oak Cottage, Diamond Cottage, Dutch Cottage, Double Cottage, Rose Cottage, Dial Cottage, Circular Cottage, Sweetbriar Cottage and Vine Cottage.

The Hamlet was gifted to the National Trust in 1943, the cottages were Grade I listed in 1959.

In 1975 cottages underwent extensive refurbishment, which included internal moderisation and restored external features. They are currently occupied, but the Trust does let out Rose Cottage as a holiday cottage.

As the cottages are occupied it's not open to the public, but can be viewed from the main road.

Photo of the month

the Photo of the month competition will restart in June.

Castle closed

What's on @blaise

We would like to inform everyone we have made the decision to close the castle until further notice. We will update our website/facebook pages when we have more info about when the castle will reopen again. Please note the estate is open (Inlcuding Car Parks) but facilities (Including Toilets and play area) remain closed. If you do decide to visit the estate please be mindful of other people and our neighbours.

 

Thank you

The Friends of blaise committee

Tuesday Trivia

Every week we hold a tuesday trivia competition on our facebook page.