Record Details

NHER Number:39805
Type of record:Building
Name:Octagon Cottages


A pair of estate cottages built in 1801 and designed to an octagonal plan by Samuel Wyatt. The building was intended to be an interesting architectural feature when glimpsed from within the park.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 89112 43553
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

Pair of cottages (not certain if intended to be one or two houses) designed as eyecatcher to Holkham Park. 1801 by Samuel Wyatt. Octagonal, two storeys. Each elevation has tripartite casement with glazing bars in round headed recess. (S1) says that entrance door is probably a later insertion, leaving one to speculate how the occupants originally gained entry.
E. Rose (NLA), 29 April 2003.

Previously numbered as NHER 1802 context 6.

Monument Types

  • ESTATE COTTAGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 424.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1171356.

Related records

1802Part of: Holkham Park (Monument)

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