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Mausoleum in Cobham Park the seat of Lord Darnley

Mausoleum in Cobham Park the seat of Lord Darnley

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: Ktop XVII

Item number: 32-c

Genre: Topographical Drawing

The mausoleum was built in 1783 by fashionable Georgian architect James Wyatt Esq. Constructed in the style of a classical temple, it stands three-quarters of a mile south-east of the main house, Cobham Hall. It was lavishly decorated inside and the space was intended to house the family and ancestors of the Earl of Darnley. The mausoleum was never consecrated, however, and consequently never used. The only architectural feature that can be seen in this view is the pyramid-shaped roof. In 2003 it was declared a building at risk, having been the victim of vandalism and arson attacks, and was featured in the BBC 2 series 'Restoration'.

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