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Blicking Hall May 16, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Blicking Hall Norfolk England,Genealogy — Janet @ 6:10 pm

Blickling Hall     Blicking Hall

More remote family history


tobehubbard The house of Blickling seen today was built on the ruins of the old Boleyn property in the reign of James I, by Sir Henry Hobart, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and 1st Baronet, who bought Blickling from Robert Clere in 1616. The architect of Hatfield House, Robert Lyminge, is credited with the design of the current structure. The Lord Chief Justice married Dorothy, the daughter of Sir Robert Bell of Beaupre Hall, Outwell/Upwell, Norfolk, Speaker of the House of Commons 1572–1576. A grand display of heraldic material is present throughout the estate.


Gargoyle of the Day: Reims Cathedral, France

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:31 am

A Scholarly Skater

10229067996_423b110d7a_z A restored gargoyle on Reims Cathedral. Photo by G Bayliss via Flickr [Creative Commons]. This gargoyle on Reims Cathedral seems to have had a head transplant some time since the Middle Ages! The concept is actually not that unusual, since centuries of running water often erode functioning gargoyles over time. It’s difficult to tell from this photo if the replacement was done in metal or a differently-colored stone. Either way, the end result kind of looks like this rhinoceros is wearing a battle helmet.

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