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Brief description of site

The site is a picturesque village layout begun in 1809 by John Nash with George and John Repton. The hamlet of nine cottages was designed for the philanthropist J. S. Hartford.

Brief history of site

The cottages were designed as retirement homes for the retainers of John Harford, who had bought nearby Blaise Castle in 1789.

Location information:

Address: Henbury, BS10 7QY

Locality: Bristol

Local Authorities:

Bristol, City of; Henbury

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST559788
Latitude: 51.5064 Longitude: -2.6368


The site lies 4 miles north of Bristol, just north of the B4057 Weston Road.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open every day throughout the year.

Key information:

Form of site: village green

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: model settlement

Site first created: 1809 to 1812

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 0.7

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