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The Coke Monument

 

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  • Holkham Hall and the Coke Monument

Other Information

  • The Coke Memorial was erected to commemorate Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester with work starting three years after his death in 1842.
  • Thomas Coke had made huge improvements to the running of the Coke estate and instigated a number of agricultural reforms boosting the annual income from 2,200 to 20,000 in 40 years. These are recognised by the inclusion of sculptures of an ox, sheep, plough and seed drill on the column's plinth that were created by John Henning Junior.
  • The Neo-Classical structure although appearing to be in the same style to the untrained eye as Holkham Hall itself is actually a Corinthian column with a much less severe look than Holkham Hall that adapts an austere Roman aesthetic.

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Architect
William Donthorne
Developer
Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester

Reference Data

Reference No.
6369
First Uploaded
03-06-2010
Last Editorial Date
03-06-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Holkham Hall, Wells-Next-the-Sea. NR23
Council
North Norfolk District Council
County
Norfolk
Region
East Anglia
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1845
Completion date
1848
Style
Neo Classical

Roof Height (AGL)
37.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Monuments


Construction Cost
£4,000.00
Budget Date
1848

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