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Phipps Mausoleum in Westbury Cemetery, Westbury

Description: Phipps Mausoleum in Westbury Cemetery

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 March 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 313074

OS Grid Reference: ST8811351448
OS Grid Coordinates: 388113, 151448
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2621, -2.1717

Location: B3098, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 3EP

Locality: Westbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 3EP

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Phipps Mausoleum in
Westbury Cemetery
ST 85 SE 1/122


Circa 1871 [when John Lewis Phipps buried there. On the 1886 OS map]. The
largest and most impressive of the structures in the cemetery. Ashlar. Square
base becoming octagonal for main chamber and above. Blind tracery parapet.
Short steeple with 8 gabled lantern capped by spirelet. Griffin-type gargoyles
below parapet. 8 windows, with blind crocketted canopies carried on angle
stops having blind traceried oculus in each with shield. 4 main windows contain
2 lights with 3 foiled over lights and blind panel below with shields. The
other 4 windows are blind with similar tracery cut short by spurs from square
base, the shields in blind window area. Chevron imbricated plinth. The basement
is reached by steps. Large pointed entrance with moulded orders and carved
head stops, pink granite nook shafts. Blind oculus in tympanum with quatrefoil
containing heraldic shield. Double doors with heavy wrought iron work. 2
blind arcades to right in area before entrance. A further door to left and
an archway to stairs. Enclosed by large pierced stone balustrade of oculi
containing quatrefoils. Piers with stunted heads occur every 2 quatrefoils.
The balustrade is to North and South of mausoleum and has extension to East
on 3 sides to enclose entrance.

Listing NGR: ST8811351448

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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