Lytton Mausoleum

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The mausoleum in 2007

The Lytton Mausoleum is a family mausoleum in Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England. It was commissioned by Elizabeth Barbara Lytton and built in 1817.

The mausoleum is set in parkland at a distance from the Church of St Mary and St Thomas, a Grade I listed building which houses earlier monuments to the Lytton family.

Among the members of the family buried in the mausoleum is Lady Constance Bulwer-Lytton (1869-1923). She joined the suffragette movement,[1] and, as her epitaph states “sacrificed her health and talents in helping to bring victory to this cause”.[2]

Architecture and conservation[edit]

The architect of the octagonal, stone building was John Buonarotti Papworth. The roof supports a sarcophagus with shell acroteria.[3]

The building and the railings which enclose it were Grade II listed in the 1960s.[3]

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Coordinates: 51°52′31″N 0°12′44″W / 51.87521°N 0.21229°W / 51.87521; -0.21229