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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: 1253402



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Calne Without

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 20-Dec-1960

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436598

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

National Grid Reference: ST 96121 69422


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