THE MAUSOLEUM

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1253402
Date first listed:
20-Dec-1960
Statutory Address:
THE MAUSOLEUM

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE MAUSOLEUM

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Calne Without
National Grid Reference:
ST 96121 69422

Details

ST 96 NE CALNE WITHOUT BOWOOD

5/29 The Mausoleum

20.12.60

GV I

Mausoleum, 1761-5 by Robert Adam for 1st Earl of Shelburne (1705- 61). Ashlar with leaded dome, square plan with pedimented projections each side, one an open portico, the others transepts for monuments. Portico has Roman Doric paired columns and full entablature, carried right around building. Armorial carving in pediment. Pilaster responds and similar angle piers to transepts, which have blank arch with moulded imposts. Angles of main block have plain niches and blank panels over. Blank attic with modillion cornice. Arched main doorway. Rear is raised over high vermiculated basement with arched entry to vault. Outstanding interior with plastered dome and tunnel vaulted transepts, the transept arches enclosed by 2-column Tuscan screens in antis carrying entablature which is continuous around chamber and repeated within principal recess. Niches in angles and paterae in upper spandrels. Flat ceilng spandrels have anthemion plasterwork. Principal recess has urns on entablature and fine white marble sarcophagus by A. Carlini c1775. (Country Life, 7.9.1972)

Listing NGR: ST9612169422

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
436598
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 7 September, (1972)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 20 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/11553/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr B.J.W. Heath. Source Historic England Archive
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