Blaise Castle is a sham castle and prospect tower that was built in 1766 for Thomas Farr by London architect Robert Mylne. Built in a Gothick style, it is constructed in lias ashlar with limestone dressings. Although it was a folly within the Blaise Castle estate, Mylne's sham was habitable and provided views of shipping on the nearby Severn and Avon rivers.

Historic England Archive AA98/04343


  • Title: Blaise Castle, Bristol
  • Creator: Eric de Maré
  • Date Created: 1945/1980
  • Rights: Copyright Historic England Archive
  • Medium: Cellulose acetate photographic film negative

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