Record Details

NHER Number:39809
Type of record:Building
Name:The Great Barn

Summary

A large threshing barn designed by Samuel Wyatt in the neo-Classical style and built in about 1790. The barn has four pediemented porches, and high level lunette windows. The barn was used for the Holkham sheep shearings.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 88999 41399
Map Sheet:TF84SE
Parish:HOLKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Threshing barn of five steads, about 1790 by Wyatt. Austere neo-Classical style. Gault brick with slate roof. Two pedimented porches on each long wall mark the cart doors. Gables pedimented. Door openings round-headed. Single storey sheds form courtyard around. High level lunettes, some with brick honeycomb vents. Circular openings in main gables. Dentilled cornice. Details from (S1).
There were also cast iron windows; the interior is of red brick, but some smaller doorways are blocked in similar yellow brick to the exterior, probably Peterstone. Roof renewed but large beams remain that formerly supported lofts. This was the scene of the Holkham Sheepshearings.
See (S2) and (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 May 2003.

Previously NHER 1802 context 12.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1984. TF 8941A-C.
---Monograph: Wade-Martins, S.. 1980. A Great Estate At Work: The Holkham estate and its inhabitants in the nineteenth century..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Photograph: Rose, E.. 1977. BDD 14-15.
<S3>Newspaper Article: 1989. Eastern Daily Press. 14 September.

Related records

1802Part of: Holkham Park (Monument)

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