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Phipps Mausoleum in Westbury Cemetery

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2621 / 51°15'43"N

Longitude: -2.1717 / 2°10'18"W

OS Eastings: 388113

OS Northings: 151448

OS Grid: ST881514

Mapcode National: GBR 1TF.XCT

Mapcode Global: VH979.9JRV

Plus Code: 9C3V7R6H+R8

Entry Name: Phipps Mausoleum in Westbury Cemetery

Listing Date: 31 March 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364424

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313074

Location: Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Westbury

Built-Up Area: Westbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Westbury

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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(South Side)
Phipps Mausoleum in
Westbury Cemetery
ST 85 SE 1/122


Circa 1871 [when John Lewis Phipps buried there. On the 1886 OS map]. The
largest and most impressive of the structures in the cemetery. Ashlar. Square
base becoming octagonal for main chamber and above. Blind tracery parapet.
Short steeple with 8 gabled lantern capped by spirelet. Griffin-type gargoyles
below parapet. 8 windows, with blind crocketted canopies carried on angle
stops having blind traceried oculus in each with shield. 4 main windows contain
2 lights with 3 foiled over lights and blind panel below with shields. The
other 4 windows are blind with similar tracery cut short by spurs from square
base, the shields in blind window area. Chevron imbricated plinth. The basement
is reached by steps. Large pointed entrance with moulded orders and carved
head stops, pink granite nook shafts. Blind oculus in tympanum with quatrefoil
containing heraldic shield. Double doors with heavy wrought iron work. 2
blind arcades to right in area before entrance. A further door to left and
an archway to stairs. Enclosed by large pierced stone balustrade of oculi
containing quatrefoils. Piers with stunted heads occur every 2 quatrefoils.
The balustrade is to North and South of mausoleum and has extension to East
on 3 sides to enclose entrance.

Listing NGR: ST8811351448

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