|Type of record:||Building|
|Name:||The Great Barn|
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
|Grid Reference:||TF 88999 41399|
|Parish:||HOLKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
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.
- BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Associated Finds - none
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. |
|1802||Part of: Holkham Park (Monument)|
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