Coordinates: 52°48′35″N 1°13′53″E / 52.8096°N 1.2313°E / 52.8096; 1.2313
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The Church of St Andrew
Blickling is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area8.62 km2 (3.33 sq mi)
Population113 (2011)[1]
• Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG1775428491
• London128 miles (206.0 km)
Civil parish
  • Blickling
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorwich
Postcode districtNR11
Dialling code01263
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°48′35″N 1°13′53″E / 52.8096°N 1.2313°E / 52.8096; 1.2313

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. In the 2011 census, it had a population of 113 and covered 862 hectares (2,130 acres),[2] before dropping to 110 residents as of the 2021 census.[3] 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.

The villages name means 'Blicla's people'.

Historic buildings[edit]

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 architecture.

Listed properties[edit]

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 by George Frederick Watts, and a memorial to the widow of the eighth marquess by Arthur George Walker.[4][5]

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.[6]

To the west of the B1354 road is Silvergate a hamlet of estate cottages, some of which are thatched and Grade II listed.[7]

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 Keeper's Cottage.[7]

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.

Notable residents[edit]

Several of the Boleyn family are known to have lived in the village.[8]

War memorial[edit]

Blickling's war memorial is carved into the oak pulpit in St. Andrew's Church.[9] It holds the following names for the First World War:

And, the following for the Second World War:

  • Sergeant Marcus Seatter (1915–1943), No. 115 Squadron RAF
  • Seaman Thomas W. Parke (d.1941), HMS Voltaire


  1. ^ "Civil Parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Blickling 2011 census data". Retrieved 29 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Blickling 2023 census data". Retrieved 29 March 2023.
  4. ^ Norfolk churches Retrieved 7 December 2009
  5. ^ "Church of St Andrew". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ Newman. J. The National Trust-Blickling Hall p71,73 ISBN 0-7078-0086-2 Retrieved 11 December 2008
  7. ^ a b Blickling conservation area p17 Archived June 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 16 December 2008
  8. ^ "The Boleyn Family Tree". Retrieved 26 June 2009.
  9. ^ Imperial War Museum. (2022). Retrieved November 6, 2022.

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