The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

Carnarvon Mausoleum

A Gothic Revival chapel built in flint in the Early English style with an elaborate bell-cote and ornate iron gates. Inside there are stalls copied from those of the Certosa at Pavia; the 3rd Earl is commemorated by a red marble tomb slab inset with a brass cross; and the embossed green and yellow tiles are decorated with coronets and other emblems.

Architect

Thomas Allom

Listing

Grade I (England and Wales)

Year Built

1855

Style

Gothic Revival

History

The mausoleum was built for Henrietta Anna, Countess of Carnarvon, in memory of her husband, Henry Herbert, the 3rd earl of Carnarvon (1800-49). It was he who, between 1839 and 1842, employed the architect Charles Barry to turn his plain Georgian house into the vast Jacobethan mansion it is today. The interiors of the house were not the work of Barry however; they were carried out by Thomas Allom who, some years later, also provided the design of the funerary chapel.

Condition

Good (2002)

Sources

BoE: Hants (1967), 291.

Links

Highclere Castle website

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Location

Highclere Castle (in the park),
Highclere,
Hampshire.

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