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Brocklesby Mausoleum, Lincolnshire

Brocklesby Mausoleum

Brocklesby Mausoleum

James Wyatt, probably working at the time at Brocklesby Park, designed a mausoleum near Great Limber to commemorate Sophia Aufrere who died in 1786. The mausoleum stands on a mound which contained Anglo-Saxon burials. Wyatt took as his model the temples of Vesta at Tivoli and Rome. The interior is lit from above through coloured glass by Francis Eginton and contains a poignant statue of Sophia by Joseph Nollekens, and three monuments to members of the Pelham family which predate the mausoleum.

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