The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

Palmer-Morewood Mausoleum

A small Perpendicular Gothic Revival mausoleum built of sandstone with a low-pitched roof and parapet. The doorway has a shouldered lintel and the inscriptions on the side walls are framed by attached colonnettes with the same type of lintel.

Architect

Not known

Year Built

1889

Style

Gothic Revival

History

Charles Rowland Palmer-Morewood (1843-1910) of Alfreton Park may have built the mausoleum following the death of an infant son, Anthony Constantine (1888-1889) as he was the first person buried there. Charles Rowland Palmer-Morewood and his wife, Patience Mary (1853-1914) are also interred in the mausoleum, as are the two children who survived them, Clara (1881-1955) who married Alwynne Mason, and Charles Rowland Arthur Palmer-Morewood (1879-1957).

Condition

Good. The mausoleum was taken down, new foundations put in and entirely rebuilt in 1997.

Sources

F W Patmore, ‘Churches of Derbyshire: St Martin, Alfreton’, Derbyshire Life and Countryside, November, 1977;

T M Morewood, Notes on the Family of Morewood (written 1938, edited & printed 1992), 2, 3, 62-3.

Links

Derbyshire UK website

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Location

Churchyard of St Martin,
Alfreton,
Derbyshire.

DE55 4JS

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