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The History of Henbury - Part 1

Henbury was historically a very large Gloucestershire parish. It extended to the River Severn and included the tithings of Aust, Charlton, Kingsweston, Lawrence Weston, Northwick and Stowick. When the civil parish was created in 1866.

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Blaise Castle & House Museum

Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate features a 19th century mansion, set in 650 acre Grade II* registered parkland including children’s play area, museum and castle and is home to the social history collection.

Blaise Hamlet - Henbury Rustic cottages

Blaise Hamlet is a hamlet in north west Bristol, England, composed of a complex of 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 History of Henbury - Part 2

Henbury was first mentioned in 692 as Heanburg. The name is from the Old English hēan byrig, meaning 'high fortified place'. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Henberie.

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A slave's Grave in Henbury

During the year when we are commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in 1807, it is good to remember that Henbury contains a special piece of this terrible period of our history.

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The Old Court House

"If you look very closely at the stone work over what we call our front door (the entrance from the residents' car park) you can just about make out the letters P U B L I C.

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