The Mausoleum and bastion wall with gates and railings, Kirk Hill, Castle Howard Estate, Henderskelfe - Ryedale

Mausoleum by Hawksmoor, from 1729 to 1742, modelled on the tomb of Metella. Situated on a bluff circa 1.2 kilometres east of the mansion and visible from the Temple Terrace and the Temple of the Four Winds (from 1724 to 1728 by Vanbrugh), both south east of the mansion. The columns were repaired with a grant in the 1980s. The entablature and bastions continue to decay. Much of the damage is due to rusting cramps. The staircase balustrade is collapsing. A condition survey has been completed.

The Mausoleum and bastion wall with gates and railings, Kirk Hill, Castle Howard Estate, Henderskelfe - Ryedale
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE MAUSOLEUM AND BASTION WALL WITH GATES AND RAILINGS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1149010
  • Local Planning Authority: Ryedale
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Commemorative monument

Location

  • Building Name: The Mausoleum and bastion wall with gates and railings
  • Locality: Castle Howard Estate
  • County: North Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Ryedale
  • Parish: Henderskelfe
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Thirsk and Malton
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade I

Contact Details

Giles Proctor 01904 601981

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England