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Mausoleum of Julius Beer in Highgate (Western) Cemetery

A Grade II* Listed Building in Highgate, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5686 / 51°34'7"N

Longitude: -0.1497 / 0°8'59"W

OS Eastings: 528334

OS Northings: 187151

OS Grid: TQ283871

Mapcode National: GBR DT.WF9

Mapcode Global: VHGQL.CT6V

Entry Name: Mausoleum of Julius Beer in Highgate (Western) Cemetery

Location: Camden, London, N6

County: London

District: Camden

Locality: Highgate

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478248

Source ID: 1378887

Listing Text


CAMDEN

TQ2887SW SWAIN'S LANE
798-1/5/1557 (West side)
14/05/74 Mausoleum of Julius Beer in Highgate
(Western) Cemetery
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGHGATE (WESTERN) CEMETERY
Mausoleum to Julius Beer)

GV II*

Mausoleum situated above the Columbarium (qv). c1878. By John
Oldrid Scott, based on the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of
the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Stone. Square plan.
Channelled clasping pilasters support similarly rusticated
Diocletian windows with continuous hoodmoulds and antefixae,
from behind which rises a pyramidal roof, carved to appear as
tiled, with oculi and cross finial. Panels beneath windows
have Ionic pilasters. Architraved doorway with cornice and
inscription "Mausoleum of Julius Beer" in panel below; good
bronze gates by the Bromsgrove Guild.
INTERIOR: in Quattrocento style with marble carving by HH
Armstead. 2 sarcophagi; Beer's opposite entrance, with swagged
frieze, standing in front of a round-arched high relief panel
depicting an angel raising a winged child. The whole framed by
paired Corinthian columns, on pedestals, with enriched dentil
entablature. Lit by patterned stained glass windows.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Julius Beer made his fortune from the Stock
Exchange and owned The Observer newspaper. He died in 1880 but
had bought the plot and commissioned the architect in 1876.


Listing NGR: TQ2833487151

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