Record Details

NHER Number:39808
Type of record:Building
Name:Howe Hill kitchen gardens complex


A late 18th century walled kitchen garden arranged around a series of courtyards with a gated main entrance. The garden includes several glasshouses, a late 18th century garden cottage and a gardener's bothy, as well as a vinery designed in 1780 by Samuel Wyatt.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 87710 42912
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

Kitchen garden of Holkham Park.
Late 18th century walled garden, red brick with some white, arranged as a series of courtyards with pedimented openings. Iron gates to main entrance. Listed Grade II, see (S1).
Garden Cottage, probably by Wyatt, brick house with shingled roof; hipped main block with gabled west wing. Sash windows, some blank; string course between floors. South front has projecting central bay. Listed Grade II, see (S1).
Vinery, 178- by Wyatt. Gault brick with Coade stone and slate roof. Principal façade 2 storeys 7 bays; central bay advanced under stepped parapet. Large opening with Ionic columns in antis (noted by E. Rose (NLA) in 1977 as having wrought iron fanlight supports). Central door flanked by niches. String course enriched in central bay. Moulded cornice. Sash windows. Internal stacks. Pentise greenhouse to south. Listed Grade II*, see (S1).
Gardener's Bothy. Late 18th century, single storey. T plan with brick corner pilasters. 3 bay façade, central door. Round-arched openings. Central chimney. Listed Grade II, see (S1).
Original greenhouses of Peterstone brick with bellcotes. Not mentioned in (S1) but included in (S2).
Whole now used as garden centre.
Press cuttings in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 May 2003.

Previously numbered as NHER 1802 context 11.

Monument Types

  • BOTHY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ESTATE COTTAGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GLASSHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KITCHEN GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VINERY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALLED GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1984-1985. TF 8643B-C,G-H.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1990. Garden restoration. 2 November.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. [Articles on the restoration work of Holkham Estate vineries].
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 420-421.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entries 1049485, 1049486, 1171268 and 1171274.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England..

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MNO4666Related to: Walls, Gates & Piers to Kitchen Gd 100m N Garden Cott. Howe Hill HOLKHAM (Revoked)

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