Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1253402

Date first listed: 20-Dec-1960

Statutory Address: THE MAUSOLEUM


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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


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5/29 The Mausoleum



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


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Legacy System number: 436598

Legacy System: LBS


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

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