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Didlington Estate, Norfolk

From the Particulars of Sale, Didlington Estate, 1910, pp. 18-19.

SHOOTING

DIDLINGTON is well-known as one of the

FINEST SPORTING ESTATES

in the Eastern Counties, and is particularly fortunate in the character of its
natural surroundings for the Rearing and Holding of a Large Head of Game.

The Soil is Light; there are wide stretches of Heath Land extending to nearly
1,000 Acres, also about 1,000 Acres of well-paced and closely stocked Woodlands
of considerable area.

The Hedges are chiefly of Scotch and Spruce Fir forming Warm Screens.

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About 7,000 Pheasants have been turned down this season, reared
entirely from eggs picked up on the Estate.

THE PARTRIDGE SHOOTING

is excellent, as many as 411 Brace having been begged in one day,
and there is plenty of Arable Land.

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THERE IS A

DUCK DECOY

in MOOR PLANTATION (one of the few Decoys of this character in England),
formed from the Pool with pipes leading in four directions, and Screens placed at
intervals.

As many as 1,600 Duck and Teal have been caught in a
recent Season.
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There is excellent Snipe Shooting
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A considerable number of Rabbits are warrened
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THE GAME BAG for the last Ten Years can be had if
desired, or seen at the Auctioneers' Offices.
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There is a

Well-stocked Trout Stream,

running through the Estate, and

CAPITAL FISHING IN THE RIVER WISSEY

extending to about 8½ miles, about 2½ miles being from both banks.

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The Lakes afford good fishing and excellent

OTTER HUNTING.

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There are plenty of Cottages for Keepers. The Farms are protected
against Ground Game by Wire Netting Boundaries.

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THE SHOOTING over the Estate is Let to HAROLD C. WILSON, Esq.,
until the First February next, with the Hall furnished until 1st April next

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