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            Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society

 

 Registered Charity Number: 281725

 

      A Member Society of

 

     The Arts Society

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holkham Hall and Gardens

 

20 May 2020

 

Our visit on the 20th May is to Holkham Hall and Walled Garden in North Norfolk.  Holkham Hall was built by Thomas Coke, later the 1st Earl of Leicester, following a 6 year Grand Tour where he met the architect William Kent in Italy.  They both had a passion for the architecture of Andrea Palladio  and they together built a vast house in the Palladian Style.  The house contains art, original furniture and classical statuary much of it collected by Thomas on his travels but the house is still a lived in family home.  The six acre walled garden includes Victorian greenhouses, a vineyard etc. 

 

 

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