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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MAUSOLEUM OF JULIUS BEER IN HIGHGATE (WESTERN) CEMETERY

List entry Number: 1378887

Location

MAUSOLEUM OF JULIUS BEER IN HIGHGATE (WESTERN) CEMETERY, SWAINS LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-May-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 478248

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2887SW SWAIN'S LANE 798-1/5/1557 (West side) 14/05/74 Mausoleum of Julius Beer in Highgate (Western) Cemetery (Formerly Listed as: HIGHGATE (WESTERN) CEMETERY Mausoleum to Julius Beer)

GV II*

Mausoleum situated above the Columbarium (qv). c1878. By John Oldrid Scott, based on the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Stone. Square plan. Channelled clasping pilasters support similarly rusticated Diocletian windows with continuous hoodmoulds and antefixae, from behind which rises a pyramidal roof, carved to appear as tiled, with oculi and cross finial. Panels beneath windows have Ionic pilasters. Architraved doorway with cornice and inscription "Mausoleum of Julius Beer" in panel below; good bronze gates by the Bromsgrove Guild. INTERIOR: in Quattrocento style with marble carving by HH Armstead. 2 sarcophagi; Beer's opposite entrance, with swagged frieze, standing in front of a round-arched high relief panel depicting an angel raising a winged child. The whole framed by paired Corinthian columns, on pedestals, with enriched dentil entablature. Lit by patterned stained glass windows. HISTORICAL NOTE: Julius Beer made his fortune from the Stock Exchange and owned The Observer newspaper. He died in 1880 but had bought the plot and commissioned the architect in 1876.





Listing NGR: TQ2833487151

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National Grid Reference: TQ 28334 87151

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