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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1110703



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sherborne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Oct-1973

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 104017

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LENTHAY ROAD 1. 1625 (North-West Side) Digby Mausoleum in Sherborne Cemetery ST 6316 5/354 II 2. Shown in London Exhibition of 1862; architect, William Slater. Built by George Wingfield Digby for his family. Fine ashlar, stone slate roof. Richly and delicately ornamented. North East end rounded; 3 windows. 4 windows to North West and South East facing sides. Carved stone bracket eaves with toothed course. Stone course below windows. Lancet windows in reveals behind lancet openings ornamented with short columns with carved capitlas. In north-west facing side, metal door at right hand end; square- headed reveals; lintel supported by coloured marble columns with carved heads; carved chamfers; stepped and moulded plinth. Entrance in south-west end; in gable, rose window flanked and surmounted by carved circular medallions. Wide pointed entrance arch with stepped sides; first and third steps embellished by carvings of leaves and birds; in the tympanum a relief of the Lord's Resurrection by Redfern. Steps of arch supported by marble columns of different colours [marble quarried in different European quarries]. 6 steps ascend to doorway. Entrance to Mausoleum enclosed by railings. [See also G H D Pitman, "Exploring Sherborne," p58].

Listing NGR: ST6301016079

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pitman, G H D , Exploring Sherborne58

National Grid Reference: ST 63010 16079


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