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Blo Norton Hall

  • House & Family History: Blo Norton Hall is an moated Elizabethan manor noted today as the home of Prince Frederick Duleep Singh (1868-1926), who lived at the House for the last 20 years of his life. Prince Frederick was a son of the Maharaja of Lahore (the last King of the Sikh Nation) and a fervent monarchist. He presented his collection of Jacobite and Stuart relics to the Inverness Museum and gave to the town of Thetford the timber-framed Ancient House (now a museum), together with his collection of portraits. The prince is buried in the churchyard of St. Andrew's Church, a part of the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail. In the summer of 1906 Virginia Woolf came to stay at Blo Norton; this visit inspired her short story "The Journal of Miss Joan Martyn."

  • Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Goldson family

    Past Seat / Home of: Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The House is available for exclusive lets.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 02075-927-660

    Fax: 02075-927-661

    Email: info@blonortonhall.co.uk

    Website: http://www.blonortonhall.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No