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Description: Digby Mausoleum in Sherborne Cemetery
Date Listed: 4 October 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 104017
OS Grid Reference: ST6301016079
OS Grid Coordinates: 363010, 116079
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9430, -2.5279
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Digby Mausoleum in
ST 6316 5/354
Shown in London Exhibition of 1862; architect, William Slater. Built
by George Wingfield Digby for his family. Fine ashlar, stone slate roof.
Richly and delicately ornamented. North East end rounded; 3 windows.
4 windows to North West and South East facing sides. Carved stone bracket
eaves with toothed course. Stone course below windows. Lancet windows
in reveals behind lancet openings ornamented with short columns with carved
capitlas. In north-west facing side, metal door at right hand end; square-
headed reveals; lintel supported by coloured marble columns with carved
heads; carved chamfers; stepped and moulded plinth. Entrance in south-west
end; in gable, rose window flanked and surmounted by carved circular medallions.
Wide pointed entrance arch with stepped sides; first and third steps
embellished by carvings of leaves and birds; in the tympanum a relief of
the Lord's Resurrection by Redfern. Steps of arch supported by marble
columns of different colours [marble quarried in different European quarries].
6 steps ascend to doorway. Entrance to Mausoleum enclosed by railings.
[See also G H D Pitman, "Exploring Sherborne," p58].
Listing NGR: ST6301016079
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Source: English Heritage
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