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Record details

BCC record ID:0453601001
Type of record:Building
Summary:Eighteenth century classical-style Freeman family mausoleum, built in 1750.
Grid Reference:SU 75316 86718
Parish:

FAWLEY, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • MAUSOLEUM (Dated 1750 18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Grade II+. Mausoleum. Dated 1750. Designed by John Freeman of Fawley Court in memory of his father and as family tomb. Ashlar with flint repairs. Octagonal base with moulded plinth and cornice, and shallow sloping roof. Rusticated drum above with cornice, off-sets and shallow dome. Base has inscription on S. face and rectangular entrance with iron gate to N. Drum has 4 raised panels, 2 with small oval windows, one with heraldic shield and the other with latin inscription. Design based on mausoleum of Cecilia Metella on the Appian Way, Rome (B9).

Sources and further reading

<9>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1986. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKS; WYCOMBE: PARISHES OF FAWLEY &C. p14, amended (date unknown)
<11>Article in serial: Geoffrey Tyack. 1982. 'THE FREEMANS OF FAWLEY AND THEIR BUILDINGS', IN RECS OF BUCKS 24, PP130-143 & PLS V-VII. Vol 24. p137; Plates VIIa and VIIb

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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