Record Details

NHER Number:13487
Type of record:Monument
Name:My Lady's Cottage


The site of My Lady's Cottage, built between the late 18th and the early 19th century, shown in a print by J. A. Repton. The house was destroyed by a falling tree in the 1970s.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1642 2940
Map Sheet:TG12NE

Full description

(S1) shows a building with Y tracery windows, surrounded by fountains, statues etc, but cottage as built about 1830 was different. Destroyed by tree falling 1970s.
Foundations survive indicating one room and two small closets. Named from Lady Suffield.
Decorative details in National Trust store.
Visited E. Rose (NAU) 22 March 1978.

However (S2) gives a very different account, saying it was built in 1760 and named after Lady Buckingham. The fountain in the print is from Oxnead Hall (NHER 3552) and is now in the Hall gardens.
E. Rose (NLA) 1 September 1993.

September 2008.
Material of door, lintel and frame kept at Abel Heath farm.
See (S3) for further information.
H. White (NLA), 3 February 2009.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (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.
<S1>Illustration: Repton, J.A.. My Lady's Cottage.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Maddison, Dr.. 1989. Guide to Blickling Estate.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2008. Blickling Estate, An Archaeological and Historical Landscape Survey. NAU Archaeology. 1399.

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30433Part of: Blickling Park (Designed Landscape)
28673Related to: Bronze Age round barrow/ garden mound (Monument)

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