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Turner Mausoleum Adjoining Church of St Cuthbert, Kirkleatham

Description: Turner Mausoleum Adjoining Church of St Cuthbert

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 60309

OS Grid Reference: NZ5941921831
OS Grid Coordinates: 459419, 521831
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5882, -1.0820

Location: Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland TS10 5NW

Locality: Kirkleatham
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Country: England
Postcode: TS10 5NW

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Listing Text

REDCAR KIRKLEATHAM
NZ 52 SE
4/53 Turner Mausoleum,
adjoining Church of
23.6.52
St. Cuthbert
G.V. I

Mausoleum 1739/40 by James Gibbs; restored and internal cladding added,
1839. Sandstone ashlar; coursed rubble plinth. Lead on cornice and
step-backs of roof. Octagonal plan; south and south-west sides adjoin
Church of St. Cuthbert (q.v.). Baroque. Single tall storey with basement
burial chamber. Entered from church. Deep plinth. Diagonal buttresses,
capped with inverted volutes;with pilaster strips above. Keyed
round-headed niches alternate with similar recesses. Vermiculate rusticated
surrounds and bands below renewed continuous band inscribed: "THIS MAUSOLEUM
WAS ERECTED 1740 TO THE MEMORY OF MARWOOD WILLIAM TURNER ESQUIRE THE BEST OF
SONS". Circular windows with radial glazing bars and architraves, below
modillion cornice. Pyramidal roof, with panelled faces, rises from concave
drum on 2 steps. Richly-carved flaming urn finial. INTERIOR: Circular
plan. Walls and domed ceiling rendered and scored to represent ashlar,
1839. Original stucco waterleaf rosette in dome and moulded cornice with
fleuron ornament. 8 niches, alternately large and small. Large south-east
niche holds boarded door c.1839, others contain monuments. North-east
niche: 1740/42 by Peter Scheemakers: standing lifesize figure of Marwood W.
Turner, leaning on slender pedestal, surrounded by books, on a pedestal with
epitaph tablets. South-east niche: 1761 by Sir Henry Cheere: standing
figure of Cholmley Turner in Roman costume, leaning on urn, on enriched
pedestal with epitaph tablet. North-east niche: 1810 by Richard Westmacott
to Sir Charles Turner: standing lifesize female figure in Greek dress, by a
sarcophagus on pedestal with epitaph. In 2 of the small niches a
sarcophagus and draped urn, mid C19, with epitaph tablets. In middle of
floor, marble and slate chest tomb of Sir William Turner d. 1692. Concave,
gadrooning, cyma recta bands and epitaph panels on sides; sculptured arms on
ends. On floor : nine floor slabs with epitaphs and a C14 grave cover.
Octagonal burial chamber, reached by stair in sanctuary of church, now
sealed: umbrella vault with boss inscribed "1739". 5 stone benches support
coffins.


Listing NGR: NZ5941921832

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Source: English Heritage

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