Record Details

NHER Number:39806
Type of record:Building
Name:Model Farm and Model Farm Cottages


The late 18th century farmhouse itself is attributed to Samuel Wyatt. The house has a central projecting porch with a pedimented doorway to the south, and pilasters. The house may incorporate the remains of the New Inn, used by visitors to the Holkham sheep shearings. The rest of the model farm complex was built in the 1850s around three sides of a courtyard, with animal sheds and a steaming house. Model Farm Cottages are a pair of mid 19th century estate cottages. During World War Two the house was occupied by the military, and a pillbox was constructed close to the entrance of the farm. The pillbox was removed in 1992.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 86848 43190
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

Farm complex.
House by Wyatt 1786; farm building by G.A. Dean, 1853. May incorporate remains of New Inn, used for visitors at sheep shearings (see also NHER 25941).
During World War Two it had military use, with pillbox now removed.
Now converted to housing and much reduced and altered.
See notes, plans and drawings in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 May 2003.

Previously numbered by NHER 1802 context 9.

Monument Types

  • ESTATE COTTAGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FARMHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FARMYARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MODEL FARM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PILLBOX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report.. Building Report.
---Illustration: Unknown. 19th century. Illustration.
---Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1984-1985. TF 8643B-C,G-H.
---Monograph: Wade-Martins, S.. 1980. A Great Estate At Work: The Holkham estate and its inhabitants in the nineteenth century..
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 423.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

Related records

1802Part of: Holkham Park (Monument)

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