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Mausoleum, Gosford House

A Category A Listed Building in Aberlady, East Lothian

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Latitude: 56.0003 / 56°0'1"N

Longitude: -2.8743 / 2°52'27"W

OS Eastings: 345571

OS Northings: 678939

OS Grid: NT455789

Mapcode National: GBR 2N.TVM5

Mapcode Global: WH7TP.TFHY

Plus Code: 9C8V242G+47

Entry Name: Mausoleum, Gosford House

Listing Name: Gosford Mausoleum Enclosure and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 338165

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6542

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200338165

Location: Aberlady

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: North Berwick Coastal

Parish: Aberlady

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Built circa 1800. Mausoleum in the form of a severe neo-classical pyramid-capped cube raised from a fosse with a circular enclosure. Grey ashlar. 2 steps to tetrastyle Tuscan porticoes on all 4 fronts, 1 doorway only to W in use. Rubble retaining wall with joggled ashlar coping. 2 large gatepiers to SW at entrance to enclosure with cornice, each surmounted by crouching slaves with flaying knives. Avenue running to 2nd pair of gatepiers 30 metres to the SW with cornice and cast-iron overthrow.

Statement of Interest

The Mausoleum was built by Francis, 5th Earl of Wemyss, 1723-1808, who died at Gosford on 24 August, 1808 and was "buried there in a mausoleum erected by himself". (Scots Peerage). The architect is not known. A-Group with other Gosford Estate buildings; see notes for Gosford House.

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