SK7173 : Milton Mausoleum

taken 4 years ago, near to Milton, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

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Milton Mausoleum
Milton Mausoleum
Vertical view from the atrium in Milton Mausoleum to the dome and lantern LinkExternal link
Milton Mausoleum
This marvellous grade I listed neo-classical, Doric style building was the direct result of the death of Georgiana, beloved wife of Henry Pelham 4th Duke of Newcastle, on 26th September 1822 after giving birth to twins; the daughter was stillborn and the son survived just ten days.
Sir Robert Smirke was commissioned to extend the family vault at Bothamsall, but by February 1823, a site at Markham Clinton near the village of Milton was agreed for a new mausoleum, reputedly inspired by a little temple Smirke had seen by the River Ilyus at Athens. A new cruciform church was built with the transepts and eastern end forming the mausoleum separated from the nave as the parish church of All Saints by an Ionic screen, consecrated by the Archbishop of York on 27th December 1833.
By 1889 the 7th Duke of Newcastle’s church at Clumber LinkExternal link was completed and superseded the mausoleum as a place of worship and by 1949 was no longer maintained by the family. In 1950 the parish decided that All Saints’ church at West Markham LinkExternal link should be the parish church and the mausoleum decayed until rescued by the Redundant Churches Fund in 1972, now The Churches Conservation Trust.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 29 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7152 7300 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.9524N 0:55.7750W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7152 7300
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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