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The Laura Stearns Mausoleum (d. 1900). Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, London SE15. [Click on these images and those below to enlarge them.]

According to the British Listed Buildings site, which explains that this is the only mausoleum in Nunhead, it is constructed of Doultons terracotta with a “Romanesque arched doorway set below crowstep gable; side walls with arcade of 3 Romanesque openings below an embattled parapet pierced with arched openings carried on squat colonnettes, above projecting water spouts. Lower parts of walls are battered outwards. Shelves for coffins (long removed) in interior.”

The Stearns Mausoleum adjacent to the William Chillingworth sarcophagus.

Two views of the arcade of 3 Romanesque openings.

Left: The mausoleum's unusual roofline. Right: “Shelves for coffins (long


“Stearns Mausoleum, Nunhead Cemetery.” British Listed Buildings. Web. 24 March 2013. Listing NGR: TQ3544975401.

Last modified 24 March 2013