© Mr Cyril N. Chapman LRPS
BLAISE CASTLE, HENBURY ROAD (south west side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Mr Cyril N. Chapman LRPS
26 June 2000
08 January 1959
Date of last amendment:
08 January 1959
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ST5578 HENBURY ROAD, Henbury
901-1/20/1361 (South West side)
08/01/59 Blaise Castle
Sham castle. 1766. Renovated 1957. By Robert Mylne. For Thomas
Farr. Lias ashlar with limestone dressings. Circular in plan
with 3 turrets. Gothick style. 2 storeys; 5-window range.
Symmetrical front elevation with a central 2-centred arched
doorway below a large cross window with Y-tracery and
cinquefoil heads, 3 windows to each turret have shallow arched
cinquefoil heads in rectangular frames; slightly overhanging
crenellated parapet, blind cross arrow slits to the ground and
top floors and pierced quatrefoils to the turrets and a shield
above the door. INTERIOR: largely removed in the 1957 repair,
after the Castle had become badly neglected; winder stair in
the right-hand turret. HISTORICAL NOTE: the 3-tower form was
made popular by Fort Belvedere, Shrub House, Windsor
(Pevsner). Unusually for such buildings, Blaise Castle was
habitable. Repton in his Red Book for Joseph Harford of 1798
recommended raising one turret to render the symmetrical
outline more picturesque.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 174; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 468).