de Grey Mausoleum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
De Grey Mausoleum, 2007

The de Grey Mausoleum in Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, is one of the largest sepulchral chapels in the country. It is a Grade I listed building. The Mausoleum contains over twenty monuments to the de Grey family who lived in nearby Wrest Park.

The cruciform Mausoleum has its nave set against the north side of the chancel of the adjacent church of St John the Baptist and its south transept overlaps the east end. The oldest part of Mausoleum was built circa 1614, the eastern parts were added in 1705. The architect Edward Shepherd worked on the building during 1739–40.

It is in the guardianship of English Heritage and is open to the public.

The monuments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Page, William, editor: The Victoria History of the Counties of England: Bedfordshire, University of London, Dawsons, London, 1972, pp 331–332.
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus: The Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, Penguin Books, London, 1968.
  • Charles Read: Earl de Grey, London, 2007.

Coordinates: 52°00′40″N 0°27′28″W / 52.01106°N 0.45769°W / 52.01106; -0.45769

External links[edit]