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Blaise Hamlet Idyll

Blaise Hamlet is a hamlet in north west Bristol, England, composed of a group of nine small cottages around a green.

They were built around 1811 for retired employees of Quaker banker and philanthropist John Scandrett Harford, who owned Blaise Castle House.

The hamlet was designed by John Nash, master of the Picturesque style. He had worked for Harford on other buildings.

The hamlet is the first fully realised exemplar of the garden suburb and laid out the road map for virtually all garden suburbs that followed.

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