The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

Cadogan Mausoleum

This impressive classical mausoleum is one of the largest in the cemetery. The dome is pierced by small circular windows and the entrance, now blocked, is sheltered by a portico with four Doric columns. The word COLUMBARIUM is inscribed on the projecting pediment. Inside there is a gallery at ground level, with steps leading down to a vault that is said to be prone to flooding.

Architect

Not known

Listing

Grade II (England and Wales)

Year Built

1878

Style

Neo-Classical

History

This mausoleum was built in the late 1870s by the 5th Earl Cadogan (1840-1915) .  The Earl’s youngest brother, Charles George Henry Cadogan (1850-1901) was interred there until the building was sold back to the Necropolis Company in 1910 for £200.  He now lies in a grave closeby.  In 1910 the mausoleum was then converted to a columbarium, but now it is no longer used as such.

Condition

Poor. Plants are growing in the gutters and crevices of the roof. The dome and rest of the roof are in serious need of repair, and chunks of stone are breaking away from the cornice and upper parts of the walls (2006).

Sources

Memorandum by Brookwood Cemetery Ltd to the Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs (CEM 64, October 2000 – updated February 2003);

J Clarke, An Introduction to Brookwood Cemetery (1992), 23;

J S Curl: The Victorian Celebration of Death (2000), 146;

L Pearson, Mausoleums (2002), 29.

Notes compiled by Ian Simpson on burials in Brookwood Cemetery, provided August 2007

Links

Brookwood Cemetery website
Brookwood Cemetery Society submission to the HoC Select Committee

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Location

Brookwood Cemetery (Plot 26),
Brookwood,
Surrey,
GU24 0BL.

GU24 0BL


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