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The Royal Mausoleum

A Grade I Listed Building in Eton and Castle, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Latitude: 51.474 / 51°28'26"N

Longitude: -0.5983 / 0°35'54"W

OS Eastings: 497445

OS Northings: 175940

OS Grid: SU974759

Mapcode National: GBR F8L.KK7

Mapcode Global: VHFTG.L61V

Entry Name: The Royal Mausoleum

Listing Date: 2 October 1975

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 40364

Location: Windsor and Maidenhead, SL4

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Electoral Ward/Division: Eton and Castle

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: New Windsor

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

The Royal Mausoleum
SU 97 NE 8/97

1862-71 by A J Humbert and Professor Gruner of Dresden, to whom initial sketch design is owed. Ashlar, Romanesque on Greek cross plan with tall octagonal drum, arcaded windows and shallow hipped copper roof. Bowed, lower, arcaded window ambulatories between arms of cross. East portico with 3 arches giving onto terrace and flight of steps. 2 full size bronze angels in front of portico. Ornate lamp standards to base of steps. Interior has rich Raphaelesque decoration programmed by Gruner. Barrel vaulted arms, giant pilasters to main piers, large statue niches and painted spandrels above arches, oval medallions between tripartite windows of the drum. The sculpture all by Dresden artists: H Baumer, H Hultzsch, G Kuntz and F Rentsch. Paintings/frescoes by N Consoni, J Frank and P Jander.
Large tomb chest monument to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with marble effigies by Baron Marochetti, 1864-8. Other monuments to members of the Royal Family by Boehm, and an Anglo-Saxon group of Victoria and Albert by W Theed the younger.

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