Guise Mausoleum to north west of Church of St John the Baptist, Stroud Road, Brookthorpe, Elmore - Stroud

Built in 1733 for Sir John Guise of Elmore Court and his family in neoclassical style, as an exact copy of what the commissioner thought to be Virgil's tomb in Italy. The monument, which includes a burial vault, has been left ruinous after the collapse of its pyramidal roof in the early C20. The ashlar and decorative elements which remain have been affected by weathering and erosion. Vegetation has also taken hold of the plot and is obscuring some of the masonry.

Guise Mausoleum to north west of Church of St John the Baptist, Stroud Road, Brookthorpe, Elmore - Stroud
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    The Guise Mausoleum
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1247875
    Local Planning Authority:
    Stroud
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Commemorative monument

Location

    Building Name:
    Guise Mausoleum to north west of Church of St John the Baptist
    County:
    Gloucestershire
    District / Borough:
    Stroud
    Parish:
    Elmore
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Stroud
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)