Record Details

NHER Number:7412
Type of record:Building
Name:St Andrew's Church, Blickling


A medieval parish church, dating mainly from the 15th century, with 19th century alterations. The church has an Early English piscina and south doorway and early brass memorials. These include one to Sir Nicholas Dagworth who owned the medieval house in the 14th century, and a series of memorials to the Boleyn family.


  • St Andrew's Church, Blickling.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 1787 2845
Map Sheet:TG12NE

Full description

Early English south doorway and piscina
Decorated north doorway and piscina
Mainly a Perpendicular building, with Perpendicular arcades, windows.
Tower added by Street 1876 and much 19th century reworking, including work by Butterfield and Watts.
Important series of tombs 16th to 19th centuries, including Sir Nicholas Dagworth, who owned the Hall in the 14th century, and members of the Boleyn family.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 5 February 1990.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1728 AK,AL,AN.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG1728/ACG.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of South Erpingham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIV. pp 85-105.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1828M - N.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 1828Y - Z.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 1828T - V.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2001. Spotlight on sculpture, Memorial to the Marquees of Lothian. 16 March.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Airs, M. 1980. The Church of St Andrew, Blickling. The Archaeological Journal. Vol 137 pp 341-342.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Mead, D.. St Andrews Church, Blickling..
<S2>Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 399-400.

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