Building · Landscape

Building 16: Blaise hamlet

Model workers’ cottages, Blaise hamlet, Henbury, Bristol

More early 19th-century model estate-worker cottages in Romantick rustic style
These pictures for Julie and Lizzie

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11 thoughts on “Building 16: Blaise hamlet

  1. Thanks, Calmgrove! Yes, Romantick is the right word. The perfect combination of romance and shtick. I could live in one of these (depending on the plumbing and heating, of course).

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    1. Oh, I think they have some mod cons, Lizzie. As I understand, some are lived in (so long as you don’t mind your home being gawped at) and the National Trust rents a couple of them out as holiday cottages. But don’t quote me on that!

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          1. This must be an example of a certain kind of irony: the architect designing little jewels for the workers, whose wives might have wished for fewer corners and stairs. If the NT does rent these and I decide to splurge, I’ll invite you for tea!

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  2. Just checked the NT site — all the cottages are lived in, so no rentals at Blaise Hamlet. Tea elsewhere. (BTW, long ago I stayed at Ightham Mote in Kent for a week — gorgeous, especially when the grounds closed to day visitors and we had the grounds to ourselves. We were in one of the out-buildings, not the main house, but it still had the flavor of living in the past. Lesson: NT, if one has the means, provides excellent time-travel-ish accommodations.)

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  3. I’ll move in today 🙂
    Thank you Calmgrove—now you may claim real-estate as a new profession because I am sold!
    Yet sadly, I bet it’s not for sale and if it were—I’d need a king’s ransom 🙂
    So lovely—thank you for sharing and thinking of me
    hugs to you—Julie

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    1. No, sadly not for sale as it’s National Trust, but at least we the public can enjoy the cottages from the outside. Shall I have to start looking for other likely properties for you?

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