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, 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 and the repair of the Mausoleum is being discussed.

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:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

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