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Description: The Raikes Mausoleum
Date Listed: 7 February 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 164845
OS Grid Reference: SE9653429176
OS Grid Coordinates: 496534, 429176
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7500, -0.5375
WELTON MAUSOLEUM PLANTATION
SE 92 NE
6/86 The Raikes Mausoleum
Mausoleum. 1818 for Sir Robert Raikes. Limestone ashlar. Circular plan:
probably a copy of a Roman model. Tall single storey on basement.
Rusticated base with segmental openings to basement. Eight steps to sealed,
rendered and lined doorway in architrave: scrolled brackets to projecting
cornice over frieze of bay leaves and garlands. Over the door is a corniced
panel with the inscription "AEDIFICAVIT ROBERTUS RAIKES ARMIGER AD
MDCCCXVIII". Around the building are 8 Doric pilasters dividing it into bays:
each alternate bay blind. Other bays have projecting panels with cornice
and blocking course carrying sarcophagi in low relief: above are ventilation
holes in sunk corniced panels. Frieze of triglyphs and guttae: Doric
cornice, blocking course, and stepped ashlar dome. The building is enclosed
by a circular flagged area defined by a dwarf wall, once carrying iron
railings (now removed).
Listing NGR: SE9653429176
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Source: English Heritage
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