"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]
- 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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Blickling to another place.
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.
- 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]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG176286 (Lat/Lon: 52.810752, 1.226776), Blickling which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- See Norfolk People and Families