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BLICKLING HALL (Norfolk) - 45 Foot Pyramid

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Built on a base of 45ft square it is modelled on the tomb of Caius Cestius in Rome. It cost £2270 to build. Built by Lady Caroline Suffield in 1796-7 it contains the remains of her father, the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire John Hobbart and his two wives. It was designed by Joseph Bonomi.

There is also a tower on the estate, built in the 18th century as a grandstand to watch the Steeplechase which ran across Tower Meadow, now returned to grassland.

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Location

On the Blickling Hall estate (National Trust) at Blickling near Aylsham