Holt Antiques at
Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

Purveyors of quality original antique 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Century oak and country furniture, fine art and decorative period items

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04/08/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 4th August 2020

Holt Antique Furniture Ltd and its related Companies would like to update you on what's happening at our antiques store “Holt Antiques at Walsingham Mill” with the continued threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Dear Customers...

As you are probably aware, the Coronavirus outbreak has caused unprecedented turmoil to the retail shop / High Street sector since 23rd March 2020 with all non-essential shops being forced to close. The UK Government took the decision to allow this sector which, includes Antiques Stores, to re-open from 15th June 2020, but only if we are able to meet specified criteria set out in the "COVID 19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES". 
We must act responsibly during this challenging period, to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of both our staff and customers continues.

With the above in mind, we have had to make the difficult decision to keep our store at Walsingham closed for the time being to the general public. This situation will again be reviewed at the end of August 2020.

MUCH OF OUR STOCK IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE VIA OUR WEBSITE (WITH NEW STOCK ADDED WEEKLY) where we are committed to maintaining our outstanding level of service. Please see:


The Management Team at Holt Antiques would like to thank every one of you for your continued support during this time.

Robin Dunkley

Managing Director, Holt Antique Furniture Ltd

Rare Pair of Original Late 17th Century English Antique Childrens' Patens

  • Reference : 399/11
  • Availability : Sold
  • Dimensions : Length = 5 3/4" (1"= 2.5cm approx)
  • Price : ¬£Sold


We are delighted to have acquired this wonderful and extremely rare pair of childrens' patens.  These were made for a very small infant/child given their size of only 5 3/4" in length.

These were used to keep the wearers leather shoes off the muddy streets of the day by way of raised iron ring.  These are more unusual given the shape of the iron support, almost like two figure "3's" joined together.  We usually see see the iron supports in the shape of a ring.

We understand that this particular pair were used as a good luck charm and were hidden within the walls of a Suffolk property.

Condition - In original untouched condition; loss of leather to one shoe and remains of leather to other.  Original iron work including clout nails remain intact.

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