BLAISE CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1208115
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1959
Statutory Address:
BLAISE CASTLE, HENBURY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BLAISE CASTLE, HENBURY ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 55857 78376

Details

BRISTOL

ST5578 HENBURY ROAD, Henbury 901-1/20/1361 (South West side) 08/01/59 Blaise Castle

GV II*

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).

Listing NGR: ST5585778376

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
379730
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 174
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958), 468
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic interest in England, Part 1 Avon,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 26 Jun 2000
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