Blickling is a village and civil parish in the
Broadland district of
Norfolk, England, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-west of Aylsham
on the B1354 road. According to the 2001 census it had a population of
136 and covers 862 hectares (2,130 acres), falling to 113 at the
2011 Census. Since the 17th century the village has been concentrated
in two areas, around the church and also at the park gates of
Blickling Hall. Most of the village is contained in the Blickling
Estate, which has been owned by the National Trust since 1940.
1 Historic buildings
1.1 Listed properties
2 Notable residents
4 External links
The Buckinghamshire Arms
The parish has many farmhouses, cottages and buildings, several of
them are Grade II listed. This gives the parish an immense variety and
also provides an unusually complete picture of vernacular Norfolk
St Andrew's Church is located on a knoll close to the entrance of
Blickling Hall. The flint and limestone 15th century Grade II* church
was substantially remodelled in the 19th century. Surviving from the
medieval building is the collection of brasses, several are to the
Boleyn family and Anne Boleyn. Sir Nicholas Dagworth (b.1390 an early
owner of the hall) is buried in the church and marked by a tombstone.
Also of note is the memorial to the eighth
Marquess of Lothian
Marquess of Lothian by
George Frederick Watts, and a memorial to the widow of the eighth
marquess by Arthur George Walker.
Adjacent to the hall is the Buckinghamshire Arms public house. The
present building and barn were built in 1700, although an ale house
was recorded in the early 17th century.
To the west of the
B1354 road is Silvergate a hamlet of estate
cottages, some of which are thatched and Grade II listed.
Flashpits Farmhouse is located on the south east corner of the park at
Ingworth Road, the red brick building was absorbed into the estate in
the 18th century. But its origin is probably from the 17th century.
One of only two properties on the road, the other being the unlisted
Aylsham Old Hall dates back to 1689 with parts of the building Grade 1
and Grade II listed. The dwelling is constructed of red brick with red
hipped pantile roofing and located close to the
B1354 road on the
fringes of Aylsham.
Several of the
Boleyn family are known to have lived in the
^ "Civil Parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National
Statistics. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
^ 2001 census Retrieved 11 December 2008
Norfolk churches Retrieved 7 December 2009
^ "Church of St Andrew". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 3 October
^ Newman. J. The National Trust-
Blickling Hall p71,73
ISBN 0-7078-0086-2 Retrieved 11 December 2008
^ a b
Blickling conservation area p17 Archived June 13, 2011, at the
Wayback Machine. Retrieved 16 December 2008
Boleyn Family Tree". Retrieved 26 June 2009.
Blickling watermill history
The Buckinghamshire Arms
Norfolk churches- St Andrews, Blickling
Blickling conservation area
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