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The Edmund Distrim Maddick Mausoleum. 1931. West Norwood Memorial Park, Lambeth, London SE27 9QQ. [Click on these images and those below to enlarge them.]

According to the British Listed Buildings site, this Grade II structure constructed of Portland stone on square plan has an “unusual scooped-profile, tapering stone roof pierced by a tall glazed cross shaped window on each face.” The mausoleum also has “inset wall tablets of interest for humanistic sentiment characteristic of a strain of Anglicanism of the period; examples of the inscriptions read "To the many sacred friends whose love and devotion made the world beautiful for me", "Fear no one", "pain no one", "Hate no one", "Envy no one" and the words "Hope", "Light" and "Life" are inscribed on the coping. Forecourt paving laid in Omega shape with inset symbols of Alpha and Omega; raised kerb with dies containing flower holders.

Christ, his hand raised in blessing, and a young child.

The central panels of the “glazed bronze double doors [form] a cross, of similar shape to those on the roof, with the-letter DM set on it referring not only to the name of the deceased but also the traditional sepulchral abbreviation DOM.” — British Listed Buildings

Sources

"West Norwood Memorial Park Mausoleum of Edmund Distrim Maddick, Lambeth." British Listed Buildings. Web. 16 July 2013.


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