The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

Herbert Mausoleum

A plain ashlar building with a low-pitched stone slab roof attached to the south side of All Saints Church. The interior is lined with brick and has a barrel vault. A masonry contractor who recently looked at the structure suggested that the exterior of the mausoleum had been changed in the late 19th century. If so, the vault could have been sealed at that time for there is now no access either from the churchyard or inside the church.

Architect

Not known

Listing

Grade I (England and Wales)

Year Built

1808

History

The mausoleum was probably built by Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Carnavon (1741-1811) following the death of his second son, the Hon Charles Herbert, in 1808. He was drowned off the coast of Spain but his body was returned and buried here. A plaque on the wall inside the church refers to twelve other members of the family interred in the vault, the last in 1862.

Condition

Although the owner of Burghclere Manor and Trustees of the Church have recently carried out some repairs, the report prepared by the masonry contractor in June 2002 indicates that much more work is required if the mausoleum is to be put back into good condition (2002).

Sources

VCH: Hants (1911), 4, 280.

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Location

Church of All Saints,
Burghclere,
Hampshire.

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