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Dysart Mausoleum and Railing, Buckminster

Description: Dysart Mausoleum and Railing

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 189774

OS Grid Reference: SK8794223078
OS Grid Coordinates: 487942, 323078
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7981, -0.6971

Location: 7 Back Street, Buckminster, Leicestershire NG33 5RT

Locality: Buckminster
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: NG33 5RT

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Listing Text


(north side)
2/2 Dysart Mausoleum
and railing

G.V. II*

Mausoleum. c.1880. Ashlar with stone slab roofs. Moulded
plinth and eaves, gable bands and verges. Gothic style. Single
storey, 3 bays. West front has central gabled porch with
flanking buttresses with heavily moulded pointed doorway with
rounded jambs, ogee hood mould and finial. Plank door with
elaborate bronze strap hinges and cross. Above the door, a
traceried roundel containing a shield and a cross. Beyond, on
each side, a large gabled corner buttress with traceried panels.
East side has a central gable with flanking buttresses, with a
plain leaded graduated triple lancet with heavily moulded reveal
and hood mould. Above, a small double lancet ventilator with
hood mould. Beyond, on each side, a large gabled corner
buttress. North and south gables have each 2 corner buttresses
with setoffs. Above, an unglazed 3 light mullioned ventilator.
Outside, a low coped wall carrying a spiked railing with baluster
shaped posts and a gateway to east. This building was erected by
the Trustees of the Seventh Earl of Dysart, who died in 1878.

Listing NGR: SK8794223078

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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