The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

Hudson Mausoleum

A square Greek Revival mausoleum with much sculptural decoration. The main pediment (there are four in all) cornice, frieze, pilasters and door frame are lavishly carved either with traditional Greek motifs or with bands of naturalistic foliage including passion flowers and pomegranites.

Architect

Lander and Co, monumental masons.

Listing

Grade II (England and Wales)

Year Built

1837

Style

Greek Revival

History

When he was a young man Joseph Hudson (1778-1854) “served as a midshipman under Lord Howe in the battle of 1st June 1794 (Loutherbourg) between the English and French fleets” (see inscription). Later he became a successful tobacconist whose shop in Oxford Street also served as a ‘cigar divan’, popular with a sporting clientele.

Condition

Fair/poor. The stonework does not look too bad but there is a great deal of vegetation on the roof (2002).

Sources

Pigot’s Directory 1835.

Links

Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery website

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Location

Kensal Green Cemetery (Plot No 87),
Harrow Road,
London

W10 4RA


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