Kilmorey Mausoleum. Kaner Olette Architects.

One of the more unusual commissions from last year was with Kaner Olette Architects capturing work they had done on the Kilmorey Mausoleum. This Grade II* listed Mausoleum built in the early 1850s is set in about a third of an acre of land in Twickenham.  It was commissioned by Francis Needham, the 2nd Earl of Kilmorey for his mistress Priscilla Anne Hoste.  The designer Henry Kendall chose an Egyptian-style constructed in pink and grey granite at the cost of £30,000 which was a huge sum at the time.  The granite is covered in Egyptian symbols and skylight stars in the ceiling allow the sun to illuminate the interior.  The large marble bas-relief carved by Lawrence MacDonald is located on the interior wall and depicts Priscilla on her death bed with the Earl at her feet and son Charles by her side.

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