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The Raikes Mausoleum

A Grade II Listed Building in Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.75 / 53°45'0"N

Longitude: -0.5375 / 0°32'15"W

OS Eastings: 496534

OS Northings: 429176

OS Grid: SE965291

Mapcode National: GBR STP2.FG

Mapcode Global: WHGFN.Q07H

Entry Name: The Raikes Mausoleum

Listing Date: 7 February 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203947

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164845

Location: Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU15

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Welton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Welton St Helen

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/10/2011


SE 92 NE
6/86
7.2.68


WELTON
MAUSOLEUM PLANTATION
WELTON DALE
The Raikes Mausoleum


II


Mausoleum. 1818 for Sir Robert Raikes. Limestone ashlar. Circular plan:
probably a copy of a Roman model. Tall single storey on basement.
Rusticated base with segmental openings to basement. Eight steps to sealed,
rendered and lined doorway in architrave: scrolled brackets to projecting
cornice over frieze of bay leaves and garlands. Over the door is a corniced
panel with the inscription "AEDIFICAVIT ROBERTUS RAIKES ARMIGER AD
MDCCCXVIII". Around the building are 8 Doric pilasters dividing it into bays:
each alternate bay blind. Other bays have projecting panels with cornice
and blocking course carrying sarcophagi in low relief: above are ventilation
holes in sunk corniced panels. Frieze of triglyphs and guttae: Doric
cornice, blocking course, and stepped ashlar dome. The building is enclosed
by a circular flagged area defined by a dwarf wall, once carrying iron
railings (now removed).


Listing NGR: SE9653429176

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