"BLICKLING, a pleasant village and parish, 1½ mile N.N.W. of Aylsham, has 356 inhabitants, and 2081 acres of land, of which about 200 acres belong to the Earl of Orford, and nearly all the rest to the Dowager Lady Suffield, (the lady of the manor), who resides at BLICKLING HALL, a large quadrangular mansion of brick, with stone quoins, &c., in the Elizabethan style, with two open courts in the centre, turrets at the angles, and a large clock-tower over the entrance, seated in a beautiful park of about 800 acres, well stocked with deer, and extending into the adjacent parishes of Oulton and Itteringham. About a mile away from the hall, is a stone Mausoleum, built in the form of a pyramid, upon a base of 45 feet, in which are deposited the remains of the late Earl of Buckinghamshire, and his two wives; but the remains of nineteen of his ancestors and relations are deposited in a vault, under the north aisle of the CHURCH, (St. Andrew,) which is a neat Gothic fabric, on an eminence near the hall. . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10.13s.4d., and in 1831 at £533, with that of Erpingham annexed to it, is in the gift of the Dowager Lady Suffield, and incumbency of her domestic chaplain, the Rev. John Custance, B.C.L. Her ladyship supports a school for poor children." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Description, address, services, picture, etc.
Mead, Denis
St Andrew's Church, Blickling: Notes on the history of the church.
[Blickling, The Church, 1980s]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Blickling was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Blickling Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Durst, David W.
Blickling Bricks.
[Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society (NIAS), in "Journal of the NIAS", vol.II, no.2, 1977]

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Historical Geography

Blickling is in South Erpingham Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
Description of South Erpingham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Blickling has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Blickling Hall

Garnett, Oliver
Blickling: garden, park and estate.
[National Trust, 1990s]
Griffiths, Elizabeth
The management of two east Norfolk estates in the seventeenth century: Blickling and Felbrigg.
Vol.1: 1596-1654; Vol.2: 1654-1717.
[Norwich, University of East Anglia Ph.D. Thesis, 1987]
Lees-Milne, James
Blickling Hall, Norfolk.
[London, The National Trust, sixth edition, 1966]
Maddison, John (editor)
Blickling Hall; National Trust.
[ISBN 0707800862, London, The Trust, 1987]
Meyrick, Frederick, 1827-1906
Guide to Blickling Hall and Church (with some historical notes; revised in 1938 by M.E.B.).
[Aylsham, Barnwell, 1938]
National Trust
Blickling Hall.
[First printed 1978]
[Stellar Press, Hatfield, Herts., 1985]
List of People.
Newman, John
Blickling Hall (Guidebook).
[ISBN 0707800862, London, National Trust, 1987]
Stanley-Millson, Caroline
The Architecture and decoration of Blickling Hall up to 1629. 2 volumes.
[Norwich, University of East Anglia M.Phil. Thesis, 1981]

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG176286 (Lat/Lon: 52.810752, 1.226776), Blickling which are provided by:


Names, Personal


Poor Houses, Poor Law