Record Details

NHER Number:7407
Type of record:Building
Name:Mausoleum, Blickling Park


The Mausoleum was built in 1793 by Joseph Bonomi, after the death of the second Earl of Buckinghamshire. The Mausoleum is a four sided stone pyramid, with a domed interior containing the burial chambers of members of the Hobart family.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1662 2946
Map Sheet:TG12NE

Full description

Pyramid, with projecting rectangular doorway containing iron doors, and coat of arms above. Similar windows on sides and inscription plaque on rear surmounted by a bullock.
Interior in very poor condition. 8 coved recesses, three with tomb chests.
Visited E. Rose (NAU) 22 March 1978.

Designed by Joseph Bonomi, original sketches in Hall.
E. Rose (NAU) 1 October 1985.

Full specifications for restoration including construction details, plans and sections in file 1993.

Monument Types

  • MAUSOLEUM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1629 C.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TG 71629/E, F.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG 1629L - Q.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1629G - H.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Earl's tomb is just cracking up. 19 November.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Spotlight on sculpture, Mausoleum. 10 November.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 406-407; Pl 95.
---Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2008. Blickling Estate, An Archaeological and Historical Landscape Survey. NAU Archaeology. 1399.
---Article in Serial: Society of Antiquaries. 1953. Monuments and buildings in Great Yarmouth..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. pp 99; Pl 43b.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1980. Pyramid now on Blickling route. 7 November.

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