A Gothic Revival chapel with intricate carving in the gable over the entrance.
This mausoleum stands in the backwoods and is thought to have been originally built as a cemetery chapel. The architect was John Johnson and the sculptural decoration was carried out by W Boulton. The building was adopted by the Colquhouns as their family mausoleum before it was completed. James Colquhoun (1786-1855) was in the diplomatic service. His son, Patrick Colquhoun (1815-1891) worked in the same field but was even more successful than his father. A fine sportsman and linguist, he took up appointments in the Hanseatic Republic of Germany, Saxony and Greece. After his return to England in 1864 he took silk (1868) later becoming Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple. He succeeded Prince Leopold as President of the Royal Society of Literature in 1886.
Other members of the family buried in the vault include Katherine, wife of James (d.1870); Katherine Anne Janet, wife of Patrick (d.1868).
Notes compiled on burials in Brookwood Cemetery, provided August 2007
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Brookwood Cemetery, Plot 57
(on the boundary, at the far end of St Mark's Avenue)