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The Leicester Monument, Holkham

Description: The Leicester Monument

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 223357

OS Grid Reference: TF8845043590
OS Grid Coordinates: 588450, 343590
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9566, 0.8040

Location: Holkham, Norfolk NR23 1AB

Locality: Holkham
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR23 1AB

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Listing Text



5/42 The Leicester Monument

30.11.51 I

Column. Monument to Coke of Norfolk, the agricultural improver. Erected by
public subscription 1845-8 to the design of W J Donthron. Single fluted
Corinthian column mounted on a massive stone plinth with bas-relief panels by
John Henning Junior on three faces, the fourth containing a dedicatory inscription
and Donthorn's signature. On the four corners of the base are symbols of Coke's
agricultural methods - a Devon ox, a Southdown sheep, a plough and a seed drill.
Massive capital with mangle wurzel and turnip leaves replacing acanthus. Lantern
pierced on four sides and crowned with a wheatsheaf.

The stone for the monument was donated by Lord Hastings of Melton Constable Hall
from his quarries at Seaton Delaval.

See R O'Donnell 'W J Donthorn" in Architectural History XXI 1978.

Listing NGR: TF8845043590

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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