Trentham Mausoleum

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Trentham Mausoleum
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Alternative namesSutherland Mausoleum
General information
Architectural styleNeo-classical, Egyptian Revival
LocationTrentham, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Construction started1807
Completed1808 (1808)
ClientGeorge Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland
OwnerStoke-on-Trent City Council
Technical details
MaterialAshlar stone
Design and construction
ArchitectCharles Heathcote Tatham
DesignationsGrade I listed

The Trentham Mausoleum is a Grade 1 listed mausoleum in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, built as the final resting place of the Dukes of Sutherland.[1]


The mausoleum was built in 1807–08 for George Leveson-Gower, the 2nd Marquess of Stafford and later 1st Duke of Sutherland by architect Charles Heathcote Tatham.[2] Heathcote Tatham was a friend of Elizabeth, the Duke's wife, and along with his commission he constructed several buildings, including a lodge and bridges, at the nearby Trentham Hall.[3]


The mausoleum is constructed in ashlar in a neo-classical style with Egyptian details.[3] The corners of the building feature striped Greaco-Egyptian pylon-like structures, which may have been influenced by Heathcote Tatum's time in Paris, where the style was particularly popular in the late 18th century.[4] The entrance doorway is relatively small with doors decorated in highly ornate wrought-iron work and a heavy stone lintel.[2][3] The mausoleum is surmounted by a small tower, with louvred windows and a pyramidal roof.[2]

Above the doorway is the family coat of arms and the inscription "MDCCCVIII", signifying the completion date of 1808.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stafford Mausoleum, Trentham
  2. ^ a b c d Historic England. "MAUSOLEUM (1210451)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Pearson, Lynn F. (2002). Mausoleums. Shire Publications. pp. 28–29. ISBN 9780747805182.
  4. ^ Stevens Curl, James (2002) [1993]. Georgian Architecture (2nd ed.). David & Charles. p. 108. ISBN 9780715302279.

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Coordinates: 52°58′00″N 2°11′52″W / 52.9668°N 2.1979°W / 52.9668; -2.1979