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Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.
Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.



The Tower of this church built in the same year the Football League was formed in England and the year my club Everton entered into that year, 1878. Incidentally the same year Tate and Lyle sugar company started. Most of the building is however 15th century. Standing on a slight rise called "Church Hill" This church can be seen for a far way off. But especially seen by Blickling Hall, (built by Hobart 1626, on the site of another which belonged previously to the Boleyns) its proud neighbour, reaching back to the days of King Harold, Earl of East Anglia. Near the south door is an iron bound chest dating back some 400 years, plus a stoop for the holy water and among its other treats a Snetzler Organ, built in 1762 and renewed when the tower was built. The pulpit is a fine 17th century example, but the stone steps much newer. The font comprising of eight sitting lions on the bowl and four sitting used to make up the pedestal, the font bowl is some 600 years old whilst the pedestal later. The font cover is comparatively modern, topped with a swan and nest.  Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, West tower, south porch, nave, north and south aisles and chancel. This church has been much restored, but it has a 13th century south door with an engaged shaft, a typical East Anglian type of font, huge iron-bound chest with five locks, a poor man's box dated 1692, a few plain poppyheaded benches, a Jacobean pulpit with backboard and a 15th century angle piscina. Plain arch braced roof to nave, and nice arch-braced roofs to aisles with traceried spandrils. Also many old brasses one reading "In loving memory of Robert Talbot Rantoul, Feb 11 1909, Jul 11 1910. Other memorials and brasses include, the earliest a bust of a civilian, 1360. There is a large one to Sir Nicholas Dagworth, Lord of the Manor, 1401, one to Roger Felthorpe, 1454 ,and his wife and sixteen children. There are several to the members of the Boleyn family. Geoffrey Boleyn, ancestor of Henty VIII's queen, left twenty pounds in 1463 to "werk of the bodie of the churche" . There is a monument to John William Robert 7th Marquess of Lothian, who died at Blickling Hall, 14th November, 1841. There is some ancient stained glass in some of the windows. churchesofnorfolk.com by the Old Boi.

Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF

Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.
Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.
Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.
Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.
Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.
Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.
Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.
Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.
Blickling, Saint Andrews Church, NR11-6NF.