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Digby Mausoleum in Sherborne Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.943 / 50°56'34"N

Longitude: -2.5279 / 2°31'40"W

OS Eastings: 363010

OS Northings: 116079

OS Grid: ST630160

Mapcode National: GBR MT.NWY2

Mapcode Global: FRA 56LM.311

Entry Name: Digby Mausoleum in Sherborne Cemetery

Listing Date: 4 October 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110703

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104017

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Sherborne

Built-Up Area: Sherborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(North-West Side)
Digby Mausoleum in
Sherborne Cemetery
ST 6316 5/354
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

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