SK7173 : Milton Mausoleum

taken 25 days ago, near to Milton, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

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Milton Mausoleum
Milton Mausoleum
Designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built in 1832 in memory of the Duchess of Newcastle, Georgiana Mundy. This became the new church for West Markham, but the old church was reinstated in 1949.
The Mausoleum is now in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust.
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By 1889 the 7th Duke of Newcastle’s church at Clumber Link was completed and superseded the mausoleum as a place of worship and by 1949 was no longer maintained by the family.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 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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Wednesday, 4 March, 2020   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 4 March, 2020
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
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Milton 
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Church 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7151 7300 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.9525N 0:55.7840W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7148 7298
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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