Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1063361

Date first listed: 25-Oct-1951



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lincolnshire

District: West Lindsey (District Authority)

Parish: Great Limber

National Grid Reference: TA 13328 08901


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TA 10 NW GREAT LIMBER BROCKLESBY PARK Mausoleum, wall and 5/104 screen (Mausoleum 25-10-51 formerly listed with Brocklesby Hall in Brocklesby G.V. Civil Parish) I Mausoleum, wall and screen, 1792, by James Wyatt. Ashlar, copper dome, cast iron railings. The circular mausoleum stands on a low mound (traditionally a Roman burial place) and is surrounded by a low wall with railings. Moulded plinth, rusticated basement with cornice containing tomb chamber which has 3 round headed louvered openings with cast iron grilles and reliefs of sarcophagi and wreaths beneath. Access to the tomb chamber is afforded by a door set beneath the entrance platform, and opposite this is a recess above which is inscribed , 'James Wyatt Esq.r Arch.t'. Above are 12 fluted Roman Doric columns with paterae in the necking. They support a frieze of swags, paterae and bucrania, a dentillated cornice with, above,the great copper dome surrounded by a balustrade. On the top of the dome is an ashlar lantern, the sides of which are decorated with s- shaped flutes. The columns screen the circular cella which has a plinth and a plain string course. 4 hemispherical headed niches each contain free standing sarcophagi on apsidal ended panelled bases. The doorway on the north side is approached by a shallow flight of steps above a rusticated ramp which divides 2 flanking flights. The 2 leaved panelled door with moulded stone surround with a shallow cornice on scrolled brackets. Above is a tablet inscribed 'To the memory of Sophia, the wife of C. A. Pelham, who died Jan. XXV MDCCLXXXVI Aged XXXIII' with a moulded stone surround. To either side of the door are single hemispherical headed niches containing sarcophagi on panelled apsidal ended bases. The sarcophagi have 2 scrolls above, s- shaped flutes and a panel containing acanthus decoration, lions feet and guilloche moulded panels. On the soffit between the entablature and cella are square sunk panels containing paterae. Inside, 8 marble Corinthian columns arranged in pairs support a moulded entablature and a richly coffered domed roof, with at the centre a glazed and painted lantern, the paintings by Francis Eginton of ethereal angels. At the centre of the floor is a white marble statue of Sophia carved by Joseph Nollekens. She stands on a pedestal with s-shaped flutes. On a slate plinth on a floor of patterned marble inlaid with brass and surrounded by fine brass rails. There is a further outer frieze of Greek Key ornament. In 3 recesses are tombs commemorating members of the Pelham family. One to William Pelham d.1587 with a draped mourning putto and an undraped female figure. A second to Charles Pelham Esq., d.1763, with a sarcophagus and a female mourning figure regarding his portrait. A third to Francis Anderson Esq., d.1758, a sarcophagus with armorial and 2 mourning putti, one holding a ring of Eternity. On a wall plaque to the right of the door with semi circular pediment and scagliola work in panels is a list of Pelhams deceased since 1786 and buried in the mausoleum. The mausoleum is surrounded by a screen of sturdy iron railings interrupted by 12 ashlar neo classical sarcophagi, each with pediments, swags and rams heads.

Listing NGR: TA1332808902


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Legacy System number: 196651

Legacy System: LBS

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