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The Leicester Monument

A Grade I Listed Building in Holkham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.9566 / 52°57'23"N

Longitude: 0.804 / 0°48'14"E

OS Eastings: 588450

OS Northings: 343590

OS Grid: TF884435

Mapcode National: GBR R5R.L3M

Mapcode Global: WHKPD.BY39

Entry Name: The Leicester Monument

Listing Date: 30 November 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171158

English Heritage Legacy ID: 223357

Location: Holkham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR23

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Holkham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Holkham St Withburga

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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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

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