Hopper Mausoleum

  • Description

    "...The mausoleum is far grander than the church. The upper part of this bizarre structure is embellished with obelisks, shields, scrollwork and statues in shell-headed niches with, to top it all, an undulating stepped stone roof crowned with a lantern. To the front low stone walls capped with iron railings enclose a flight of steps leading down to the basement level. Here, under an arch, are two weathered stone figures, lying on a tomb slab....The inscription on the mausoleum says it was “Erected by Humfrey Hopper of Black Hedley, in memory of his wife Jane Hodgson, who died February 29th, 1752, aged 77.”..."
  • Owner

    Mausolea and Monuments Trust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.mmtrust.org.uk/mausolea/view/128/Hopper_Mausoleum
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 1 month ago
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