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The Mausoleum, Blickling

Description: The Mausoleum

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 228675

OS Grid Reference: TG1662529463
OS Grid Coordinates: 616625, 329463
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8192, 1.2134

Locality: Blickling
Local Authority: Broadland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR11 6PY

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Listing Text


4/16 The Mausoleum

- II*

Mausoleum. Built 1793 to a design by Joseph Bonomi, architect. Pyramid of
limestone ashlar blocks on square base with later iron perimeter railings.
East side has central doorway with 2-leaf panelled door, stone architrave
and entablature surmounted by heraldic achievement. In the entablature, the
motto AVCTOR PRETIOSA FACET. North and south sides have central square
openings with moulded stone architraves. To the west, a square memorial panel
with architrave and entablature surmounted by a bull. The tablet records
that the mausoleum was erected to the memory of John Hobart, Earl of
Buckingham (d.1793) by his widow and William Asheton Harbord. Interior: has
domed vault with dentilled cornice; eight arched recesses, five of which
are blind and contain tombs and wall monuments.

Listing NGR: TG1662529463

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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