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The Mausoleum

A Grade I Listed Building in West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.6471 / 51°38'49"N

Longitude: -0.8048 / 0°48'17"W

OS Eastings: 482794

OS Northings: 194933

OS Grid: SU827949

Mapcode National: GBR D4W.MCK

Mapcode Global: VHDVY.0VDP

Entry Name: The Mausoleum

Listing Date: 9 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46141

Location: West Wycombe, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: West Wycombe

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: West Wycombe

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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The Mausoleum


1763-4, designed by John Bastard the Younger of Blandford. Hexagonal tall flint rubble wall ashlar dressed with entablature and panelled parapet surmounted by stone urns grouped in threes at angles. Exterior has attached stucco Roman Doric columns under entablature with triglyphs, guttae and urn reliefs to frieze, modillioned cornice.

Interior, unroofed, has wall monuments, one with figure sculpture early C18, and central 1769 monument of urn on pedestal under Roman Ionic stone canopy. Arches, bricks and rectangular openings to walls. Wall inscriptions to Sir Francis Dashwood, Lord Le Despencer, and friends.

Church of Saint Lawrence and the Mausoleum form a group.

Listing NGR: SU8278894917

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