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Kilmorey Mausoleum

Kilmorey Mausoleum

Kilmorey Mausoleum
Kilmorey Mausoleum

Kilmorey Mausoleum

 
 

    Historic Site, free entry

    Contact

    Richmond Environment Trust

    020 8891 5455

    Address

    St Margarets Road,
    St Margarets,
    Twickenham,
    TW1

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Sun 21 Sep Open House London 2014

    Details

    Kilmorey Mausoleum is a Grade II listed building with exotic origins and a colourful history. It was built in the early 1850s by the Earl of Kilmorey for his mistress, Priscilla Hoste. They had a son, but she became terminally ill with heart disease and died in 1854. The mausoleum was designed in Egyptian style by the architect HE Kendall and first erected in Brompton Cemetery before coming to Twickenham.
    The Mausoleum has received a lot of attention since the Environment Trust offered to maintain and develop the grounds, and we have opened the site to the public on several occasions (including as part of London Open House weekend), attracting hundreds of visitors on each occasion.
    In addition to a grove of silver birch trees, the Trust has planted amelanchier, buddleia, viburnum, ferns, wild rose bushes and narcissus, seeded a wild flower meadow, and laid a path of bark chippings. All of the work is done by volunteers, led by a Kew-trained conservation gardener.

    For further details see www.environmenttrust.co.uk

    Opening details

    The Kilmorey Mausoleum is only open to the public on Open House Weekends and on special one day events. Please call to find out opening dates and times.

    Prices

    Free entry

    Directions

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    Map reference: TQ 166748  Lat: 51.46096 Long: -0.32239

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