Georgian Holt

GEORGIAN HOLT

The town of Holt on the North Norfolk coast is often considered one of the finest in the area, with particular regard for its array of Georgian buildings.

Holt owes its architectural magnificence to a devastating fire in May 1708 which virtually destroyed the town. The silver lining was that this gave the community a blank canvas to work with. Even before the rubble had been cleared away plans were being made to rebuild, and the strict regulations of the day ensured that the whole town was built in balance and proportion, rather than the piecemeal style that abounds in most towns and cities.

The people of Holt are rightfully proud of their heritage, and there is even a Society for the Preservation of the Georgian Centre of Holt. Find out more about their work here.

 

 

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