The south facade is 344 feet long, with a 6 column portico in the centre, the exterior resembling a vast Roman palace, relatively devoid of ornamentation by the standards of the day. There were also strict designs around the utility of a room, for instance it was to have just enough windows to provide adequate light, but no so many that it made the room hard to keep warm, even if this mean that the exterior façade was lacking windows amongst the vast sea of bricks (which were made especially for Holkham, based on the appearance of the ancient bricks that Coke had seen in Rome.
The main entrance opens into the marble hall, which is modeled on a Roman Basilica, with a coffered ceiling based on the pantheon in Rome rising to a height of 50 feet...
Above Photo by Mark Abel
The Triumphal Arch
Above Photo by Xavier de Jaureguiberry