Trentham Mausoleum(Redirected from Mausoleum, Stoke-on-Trent)
|Alternative names||Sutherland Mausoleum|
|Architectural style||Neo-classical, Egyptian Revival|
|Location||Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|Client||George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland|
|Owner||Stoke-on-Trent City Council|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Charles Heathcote Tatham|
|Designations||Grade I listed|
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. 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.
The mausoleum is constructed in ashlar in a neo-classical style with Egyptian details. 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. The entrance doorway is relatively small with doors decorated in highly ornate wrought-iron work and a heavy stone lintel. The mausoleum is surmounted by a small tower, with louvred windows and a pyramidal roof.
- Stafford Mausoleum, Trentham
- Historic England. "MAUSOLEUM (1210451)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- Pearson, Lynn F. (2002). Mausoleums. Shire Publications. pp. 28–29. ISBN 9780747805182.
- Stevens Curl, James (2002) . Georgian Architecture (2nd ed.). David & Charles. p. 108. ISBN 9780715302279.
- Website of Potteries.org – Neville Malkin's "Grand Tour" of the Potteries Retrieved Feb 2017 = Has several old pictures, drawings and historical narrative about the Sutherland Mausoleum, Trentham
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