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Thornton Mausoleum South of Parish Church of St Edmund or St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Blunham, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.1461 / 52°8'45"N

Longitude: -0.316 / 0°18'57"W

OS Eastings: 515324

OS Northings: 251094

OS Grid: TL153510

Mapcode National: GBR H3H.JWL

Mapcode Global: VHGMS.GBS4

Entry Name: Thornton Mausoleum South of Parish Church of St Edmund or St James

Listing Date: 6 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113880

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37943

Location: Blunham, Central Bedfordshire, MK44

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Blunham

Built-Up Area: Blunham

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Blunham

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


7/17 Thornton Mausoleum, S of
Parish Church of St Edmund
or St James


Mausoleum. Built 1805-6 by Stephen Thornton, for his father Godfrey Thornton
(d.1805) of Mogerhanger House (Bedfordshire Record Office, ABF 3/61 and 62).
Brick structure with colourwashed rendered exterior. Hipped slate roof.
Small, low building of square plan. S elevation: 4-centred arch entrance has
moulded dripstone with lion head stops. Above this is circular plaque with
moulded design of Thornton arms. Each other elevation has small circular
window with deep cut mouldings and variety of tracery.

Listing NGR: TL1532451094

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