Record Details

NHER Number:13431
Type of record:Monument
Name:Statue of Hercules

Summary

A statue of Hercules, made by the sculptor Nicholas Stone in 1632 for the gardens at Oxnead Hall, see NHER 3552. The statue was moved to Blickling after the Oxnead estate was sold in the early 18th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1646 2824
Map Sheet:TG12NE
Parish:BLICKLING, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Statue of Hercules marked here on (S1). Then in centre of wood.
This statue is now in the Orangery; it came from Oxnead Hall and was made by Nicholas Stone 1632, see (S2).
Statue moved to Blickling when Oxnead was sold in 1732.
S. Spooner (NLA) August 2005

Monument Types

  • STATUE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2008. Blickling Estate, An Archaeological and Historical Landscape Survey. NAU Archaeology. 1399.
<S1>Map: 1840. Blickling Tithe map and award.
<S2>Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 406.

Related records

30433Part of: Blickling Park (Monument)
45935Part of: The Orangery (Building)

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