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Mausoleum Approximately 10 Metres North West of North Aisle of Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Maulden, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0309 / 52°1'51"N

Longitude: -0.4588 / 0°27'31"W

OS Eastings: 505827

OS Northings: 238067

OS Grid: TL058380

Mapcode National: GBR G3B.QTJ

Mapcode Global: VHFQV.069X

Plus Code: 9C4X2GJR+9F

Entry Name: Mausoleum Approximately 10 Metres North West of North Aisle of Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113925

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38048

ID on this website: 101113925

Location: St Mary's Church, Maulden, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Maulden

Built-Up Area: Maulden

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Maulden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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12/61 Mausoleum approx. 10
23.1.61 metres NW of N aisle of
Church of St Mary the


Mausoleum, containing the Bruce family remains. 1859 rebuilding, probably by
Benjamin Ferrey, of the 1656 structure erected by Thomas Bruce, 1st Earl of
Elgin. Stands on vaulted crypt, thought to be of medieval origin. Coursed
ironstone with ashlar dressings. Hipped clay tile roof with bands of
fishscale tiles. Small single-storeyed structure of elongated octagonal plan.
Diagonal buttresses to each angle. Moulded parapet has rather worn frieze. W
and E elevations each have small circular quatrefoiled window. Pointed-arched
doorway to S elevation, surmounted by carved stone crest. Interior: To N
elevation is monument to Diana, Countess of Elgin, erected 1656, thought to be
by Thomas Burman. Consists of rather architectural marble sarcophagus, with
gadrooning to middle and to surmounting basin. Carved cartouche to front and
surmounting half-figure of Lady Elgin, dressed in a shroud and pointing
heavenwards, have been removed. Round-arched niches to W and E formerly
contained marble busts (now also removed) of Thomas Bruce, 1st Earl of Elgin,
d.1663 and toward Bruce his grandson, d.1663, botn attributed to John
Bushnell. Crypt contains plain late C12 font. M.S.F. George "The Elgin
Marbles of Maulden", Bedfordshire Magazine, vol II, pp 60-68.

Listing NGR: TL0582738067

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