Record Details

NHER Number:30433
Type of record:Designed Landscape
Name:Blickling Park


Blicking Park is on the site of two medieval deer parks. These were enlarged in the 17th century and again in the 18th century, when Humphrey Repton and his son redesigned some parts of the park and the present lake was created.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 170 289
Map Sheet:TG12NE

Full description

Historic Parkland Grade II*.
On site of two medieval deer parks; extended 1616 and 1630 but reverted to parkland in late 17th century.
Minor details by Humphrey and J. A. Repton when massively increased in 18th century.
Reduced again in 19th century when parterre designed by Wyatt and Nesfield; redesigned in 1930 by Lindsay.
Parkland under restoration in 1990s.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 25 February 1994.

According to the Head Forester in 1998, the avenue leading to the Mausoleum originally continued as a ride across the Great Wood as far as Woodgate; the Mausoleum was placed inside it. There are remains of a duck hide that was positioned as an artificial island in the centre of the lake.
E. Rose (NLA), 27 March 1998.

Monument Types

  • DEER PARK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PARK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Registered Park or Garden
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG1828/E, H; TG1728/ACG, ACH.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TG 1728ACB - ACE.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG 1630H - J, M - Q; TG 1729B - C.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1828P - S; TG 1728ABZ, ACA.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1728ACJ - ACL; TG 1828J - N; TG 1629G - H.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 1828Y - Z.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 1728ACM - ACP; TG 1828T - X.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Historic tree scheme. 8 February.
---Newspaper Article: 1999. Eastern Daily Press. 5 November.
---Thesis: Phibbs, J.L.. 1981. Blickling Park Survey..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England..
<S2>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. [unknown]. Inventory of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Norfolk..

Related records

17743Parent of: Earthwork bank (Monument)
7408Parent of: Icehouse (Monument)
7407Parent of: Mausoleum, Blickling Park (Building)
17744Parent of: Medieval wood boundary bank (Monument)
13487Parent of: My Lady's Cottage (Monument)
46089Parent of: Pair of garden urns on east side of formal garden, Blickling Hall (Building)
21497Parent of: Prospect mound (Monument)
36310Parent of: Site of Deer Shed (Monument)
13431Parent of: Statue of Hercules (Monument)
46088Parent of: Terrace walls and steps to parterre garden, Blicking Hall (Building)
45934Parent of: The Doric Temple, Blickling Park (Building)
7406Parent of: The Mount, Blickling Park (Monument)
45935Parent of: The Orangery (Building)
5115Part of: Blickling Hall and formal gardens (Monument)

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