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Brief description of site

A 17th- and 18th-century garden with considerable later development surrounds Blickling Hall, regarded as one of England's great Jacobean houses. The gardens of 22 hectares include herbaceous borders, topiary yew hedges, lawns, wilderness, orangery, temple and lake, and feature a wide variety of seasonal planting. The gardens are set within a large area of parkland.

Brief history of site

Blickling Hall was built by the surveyor Robert Lyminge for Sir Henry Hobart between 1616 and 1626, on the site of a late medieval moated hall which it largely replaced. It was supplied with elaborate gardens and a banqueting house, set within two deer parks, one of 12th-century origin. The gardens and park were developed in the 1720s and the park was greatly extended in the 1750s. Further changes were made through the 19th and 20th centuries.

Location information:

Address: Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

Locality: Norwich

Local Authorities:

Norfolk; Broadland; Blickling

Historical County: Norfolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 133 Grid Ref: TG178286
Latitude: 52.8109 Longitude: 1.23022

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Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: Before 1626

Main period of development: 17th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 340

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