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Mausoleum, Hamilton Low Parks, Hamilton

A Category A Listed Building in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7833 / 55°47'0"N

Longitude: -4.0316 / 4°1'53"W

OS Eastings: 272690

OS Northings: 656316

OS Grid: NS726563

Mapcode National: GBR 018K.ZN

Mapcode Global: WH4QQ.1WGS

Plus Code: 9C7QQXM9+89

Entry Name: Mausoleum, Hamilton Low Parks, Hamilton

Listing Name: Hamilton Mausoleum

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378779

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34518

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200378779

Location: Hamilton

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: Hamilton

Electoral Ward: Hamilton North and East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Mausoleum

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Begun 1840, David Hamilton: continued to a different
design 1848-55 by David Bryce Sculptor, Alexander
Handyside Ritchie. Roman 120ft high; standing on three-
arched eastern terrace with flanking lions on podium and
right angled stairways; keystone heads represent Life
Death and Immortality. Square plan channelled podium with
stepped base courses, simple architraved square headed
west entrance; middle stage pilastered 5-bay,
rectangular panel centre bay, arch headed panels outer
bays; rusticated rotunda above rising into dome. Bronze
doors by Sir John Steell based on Ghibertis' at
Florence. Interior: Chapel has rich polychrome marble
floor, tall 8-bay arcade with semi domed chambers in
angles, armorial cartouches in spandrels, coupled Ionic
pilastered upper drum with pedimented niches and
coffered dome with oculus. Vaults in terrace below have
central pillar and sgemental vault.

Statement of Interest

Built for Alexander 10th Duke of Hamilton

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