Blickling manor of Bishop of Norwich

Has been described as a Certain Palace (Bishop), and also as a Certain Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameBlickling manor of Bishop of Norwich
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishBlickling

It being an agreeable distance from Norwich, the Bishops held the demeans in their own hands, and had a palace, or country seat, with a fine park adjoining to it; and it appears from the Institution Books, by much business transacted, that many of the Bishops often resided here (Blomefield)

This is the site of a medieval manor, known as Bishop's Manor. The outlines of buildings are visible as cropmarks in aerial photographs, and community excavations in 2000 and 2001 revealed the foundations of a building, and fragment of medieval building materials. The earthworks of undated boundaries and medieval fishponds are also visible on the site. (Norfolk HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Probably included in the licence to crenellate possibly issued to the bishop in 1327 although as this was for all his houses may not have resulted in any building work.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTG170302
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  • Lees-Milne, J., 1948, Blickling Hall, Norfolk (London) (mainly about Jacobean house)
  • Meyrick, Frederick, 1924, Historical notes and guide to Blickling Hall and Blickling Church (Aylsham: Frederick Charles Barnwell)
  • Blomefield, F., 1807, 'Hundred of South Erpingham: Blickling' An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Vol. 6 p. 381 (tenurial history) online transcription


  • Payne, Naomi, 2003, The medieval residences of the bishops of Bath and Wells, and Salisbury (PhD Thesis University of Bristol) Appendix B: List of Medieval Bishop's Palaces in England and Wales (available via EThOS)