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Record details

BCC record ID:0087201002
Type of record:Building
Summary:Eighteenth century mausoleum to Kenrick family in St Mary's churchyard
Grid Reference:SU 78406 86640
Parish:

HAMBLEDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • MAUSOLEUM (Built about 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?Unclassified

Full description

Listed grade II. Mausoleum. Mid C18, restored 1952. Erected by Clayton Kenrick in memory of his father John Kenrick and sister Elizabeth (inscription on frieze). Ashlar. Square in plan. Moulded plinth and cornice to base; 2 arcaded inscription panels to each side, with architrave arches on piers, and Tuscan columns supporting entablature. Octagonal ashlar dome, stone urn finial with swags, 2 surviving corner urns. Inscriptions to members of the Kenrick family are now mostly illegible (B8).
Probably of c.1750. Walpole sketched it in his journal of visits to country houses in 1764 (B9).
NGR to 'Vault' marked on 1962 1:2,500 OS map.

Sources and further reading

<4>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 PP51-53.
<5>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 PP184-186.
<8>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1986. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKS; WYCOMBE: PARISHES OF FAWLEY &C. p43
<9>Bibliographic reference: Nikolaus Pevsner & Elizabeth Williamson. 1994. The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire. p366

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council