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Friends of Blaise

contact@friendsofblaise.co.uk

Welcome to The Friends of Blaise

Castle closed

Welcome to our website

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 will remain open.

 

Thank you

The Friends of blaise committee

latest news

February - the introduction of parking charges at Blaise have been delayed, pending further consulation/investigations.

Photo of the month

February's Photo of the month competition is here the theme is winter @ blaise, head over to our facebook page to enter.

The wining photo will be placed on our website and on facebook/twitter pages.

Tuesday Trivia

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

Feature of the month

Every month we will highlight a page from our site

 

Stratford Mill dates from around 1700 and was one of two water mills originally homed in the village of Moreton, Somerset, 

 

In 1816 the mill was used for the production of paper, but this ceased by 1830 due to the mill not being able to compete with other manufacturers including Wookey Hole. it then became a flour mill and flour production continued for many years.

 

The village was lost in the early 1950's when it was submerged in order to create Chew Valley Lake, Stratford Mill was dismantled and moved to the grounds of Blaise Castle Estate in 1956, where it was rebuilt on Hazel Brook.