Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Blaise Castle Estate

Walk down into the valley, which lies at the bottom of the hill on the other side and one can soon see Goram's Soap Dish by the Henbury Trym. Looking up from here to the right of the rock face and carved into the rocks is the shape of a chair, known as Goram's Chair. Here, the legend is that Goram and Vincent, (Ghyston), both fell in love with Avona, (Avolon), a Wiltshire born merry bell. Avona promised to marry the giant who could first drain the great lake, which then stretched from Bradford-on-Avon to Rownham Hill. Goram chose to dig his way through the Henbury Hills, while Vincent opted for the Durdham Downs. The work was hot and thirsty and Goram, having drunk a little to much beer, soon fell asleep in his favourite stone-winged chair. Vincent furiously dug his way through to Sea Mills and so claimed the fair Avona. Avona gave her name to Vincent's Avon Gorge, while poor old Goram, his heart broken, hurled himself into the Severn where his head and shoulder can still be seen poking out of the mud as Flat Holm and Steep Holm.


Gorams Soap dish

Gorams Chair

View from Gorams Chair, looking down on Gorams Soap Dish

View from Gormas Chair

Rustic Cottage


tim said...

Hi I can see you have used one of the pictures from Blaise of the rustic cottage and I have used you description of Gorams Giants, nice clear pictures.

You might be interested in this place fantastic walks and views
Whitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7AL, UK
Tel: ++44 (0)1256 892065 • Email: silkmill@btinternet.com
I live in Bristol I hope to meet you some time just look out for me and my dog Bonnie.

Thank you

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