Entrance Hall

The Marble Hall Despite being called the 'Marble Hall', it is chiefly constructed of Derbyshire alabaster, which is softer and more translucent than marble. The stone was transported to Holkham by barge along the River Trent to Gainsborough, where it was transferred to a ship and thence by sea to Wells. The splendid colonnade was copied from that of the Temple of Fortuna Virilis in Rome, while the breathtaking ceiling, taken from the Pantheon, also in Rome, rises to a height of over 50ft.