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Yule Mausoleum

Freestanding mausoleum in the form of a garden summerhouse over sculptural arrangement in Bianco el Mare Marble by Philip Lindsey Clark.  Square-in plan, having a hipped roof of red tiles with round-profile ridge tiles and stepped tiles to hips.  Ashlar piers to corners having engaged columns to inner face. Sculpture comprising draped chair with inscription from Kiplings Jungle Book and box tomb having reliefs of Sir David’s jute mills and plantations.  Sited in wooded grounds within a railed enclosure.

Year Built



The mausoleum of Sir David Yule (1858-1927) a wealthy jute and cotton mill owner, who divided his time between visiting his mills in India and his English estate at Hanstead, Hertfordshire.  He was knighted in 1922 with a baronetcy after King George V had visited his mills in Calcutta. Sir David returned to England in 1925 and spent the remainder of his years at Hanstead.  At the time of his death, in 1928, he was reputed to be the richest man in the British Empire.


Good condition (2013)


Andrew Yule & Co., Ltd, 1863-1963 (privately printed, Edinburgh, 1963)

The Squire of Hanstead Ambassador College 1973

Cadranell, R. J., 1997 ‘Hanstead Horses’ In: Arabian Visions Mar/Apr 1997

Mycroft, Walter C., and Vincent Porter. Walter C. Mycroft, the Time of My Life: The Memoirs of a British                Film Producer. Scarecrow Press, 2006.

Russell, Iain, DNB entry for Sir David Yule

Webber, Ronald, 1976 Percy Cane, Garden Designer  The garden Book Club, London

Los Angles Times November 23 1950 Richest British Woman leaves only $1,464,500

The Times (24 July 1902)10

The Times (4 July 1928) 21

The Daily Mail (included in British Library Mss Eur F118/94/25) n.d.

The Daily Telegraph  (included in British Library Mss Eur F118/94/25) 11 November 1930

Dealings with Alliance Bank at Simla British Library Mss Eur F118/94/23

Memoir of Sir David Yule  (author’s signature unreadable) March 1988. British Library IOR Mss Eur Photo Eur 328

Details of Privy Council Appeal of Trustees of Estate of the late Sir David Yule vs. The Commissioner of Income Tax, Bengal 1934 British Library IOR L/PJ/7/778


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