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Mausoleum 500 Metres East of Seaton Delaval Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0818 / 55°4'54"N

Longitude: -1.4874 / 1°29'14"W

OS Eastings: 432821

OS Northings: 576490

OS Grid: NZ328764

Mapcode National: GBR L91P.S3

Mapcode Global: WHD4C.3JZL

Entry Name: Mausoleum 500 Metres East of Seaton Delaval Hall

Listing Date: 28 July 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154937

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236062

Location: Seaton Valley, Northumberland, NE26

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Seaton Valley

Built-Up Area: Seaton Sluice

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Delaval Our Lady

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 3276
13/98 Mausoleum, 500
metres east of
28.7.50 Seaton Delaval Hall
Mausoleum, 1766. Ashlar. Cruciform plan. West elevation 2 storeys, 2+3+2 bays.
Plinth, sill bands and triglyph frieze. Centre set forward with steps up to
pedimented tetrastyle Roman Doric portico; central doorway has open-pedimented
Roman Doric surround with arched fanlight. Round-arched windows in keyed archivolt.
Raised crossing with moulded cornice and oak skeleton of formerly lead-covered
dome. 2-bay returns show sunk moulded panels. Rear elevation shows central bow
with Venetian window above arched opening to vaults.

Interior: crossing shows round arches on moulded imposts with lower semicircular
openings above. Arched niches in end and rear walls. Vaults beneath follow
cruciform plan, with groin vaulting and partitioned shelves for coffins.

The mausoleum appears never to have been used; traditionally Sir John Delaval
could not agree with the Bishop of Durham over a fee for its consecration.

Derelict and roofless at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ3282176490

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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