Royal Mausoleum, The Home Park, Windsor - Windsor and Maidenhead (UA)

Mausoleum of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1862-71. Damp problems placed external and internal historic fabric at risk, including the internal paintings. The original rainwater drainage was inadequate and poorly designed. Environmental monitoring carried out since 2009 confirms that the building is drying out at high level. A consented scheme is underway to make the exterior weather-tight and to prevent moisture from entering the building via the raised perimeter paving. But it will be some years before the building has dried to enable conservation of the interior to begin.

Royal Mausoleum, The Home Park, Windsor - Windsor and Maidenhead (UA)
© Martin Ashley Associates

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: The Royal Mausoleum
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1117781
  • Local Planning Authority: Windsor and Maidenhead (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Commemorative monument


  • Building Name: Royal Mausoleum
  • Locality: The Home Park, Windsor
  • Unitary Authority: Windsor and Maidenhead (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Windsor
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Crown
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, 2 RPGs