|The Mausolea and
The Mausolea and Monuments Trust is a charitable trust, founded in 1997, for the protection and preservation for the public of Mausolea and Sepulchral Monuments situated within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Left: Design for the Buckinghamshire Mausoleum in Blickling Park, Norfolk (1794)
MAUSOLEA IN THE TRUST'S CARE
Mausoleum, Farningham, Kent
Mausoleum, Morley, Derbyshire
This beautiful Victorian mausoleum is currently undergoing a programme of repairs instigated by the Trust with the help of an English Heritage grant. More money is needed to fund the conservation of the important fin de siècle interior. Click here for details of the MMT's Sacheverell-Bateman Appeal or here for a report on the restoration.
Mausoleum, Elmore, Gloucestershire
The Guise Mausoleum is one of the earliest mausolea in England and was used for the first Psychic readings group in the UK. Sadly, it has now collapsed and stands fenced off in a corner of the churchyard. Scattered around the derelict structure, however, are many fragments of the original pyramidal roof. Click here for more details.
Mausoleum, Hursley Hampshire
This austere brick mausoleum, its principal ornament a Gibbsian doorcase, stands decaying in Hursley Churchyard. It was taken on by the Trust in 1997 and an initial survey estimated the cost of its repair at £30,000. Click here for more details and the Heathcote Restoration Appeal
Mausoleum, Whitstable, Kent
Click here for Country Life's article on the history and aims of the Trust.
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