Record Details

NHER Number:39812
Type of record:Building
Name:The Triumphal Arch

Summary

The arch was completed in about 1760 by Matthew Brettingham to a design by William Kent. The building has a wide central archway, with two smaller side arches, all with blank pediements and rusticated stonework. The two side archways are topped with ball finials, and the central arch has a lunette window underneath the pediement. A prehistoric flint tool and various post medieval finds were discovered in a void underneath the main room in the central arch in 1993.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 88237 39438
Map Sheet:TF83NE
Parish:HOLKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Arch, completed about 1760 by Matthew Brettingham to a design by William Kent. Gault brick with flint rustication and stone, Tripartite façade of one wide and two narrow openings under pediments. Groined brick vaults. Tripartite lunette windows at centre. Shaped buttresses and ball finials. Niches each side centre arch.
Information from (S1).

1993. In void under room above centre arch, many post medieval artefacts, and one stray undated prehistoric flint tool. Deposit excavated by [1].
See (S2) for full publication of the finds and of the arch, detailing how its appearance has changed.
See photos and press cuttings in file.
E. Rose (NLA). 20 May 2003.

November 2009.
The Triumphal Arch has been converted into holiday lodges.
See (S3) for further details.
H. White (NLA), 24 February 2010

Monument Types

  • TRIUMPHAL ARCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MARBLE (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CORK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FISH REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GUNFLINT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INSECT REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PAPER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PLANT REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RAZOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHOE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALLPAPER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WHISTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW GLASS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. Triumphal hopes for holiday hideaway.. 8 November 2003.
---Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1988. ELL 3-5.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. 8 November.
---Newspaper Article: 1982. Eastern Daily Press. 25 September.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S2>Article in serial: Simms, J. 2000. The Triumphal Arch, Holkham. The Annual. No 9 pp 39-47.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Arch is a real triumph for creative thinking. 28 November.

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