Fordham Mausoleum

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Fordham Mausoleum

Odsey Park (On Private Land)
Odsey, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, SG7 6SD England Add to Map
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The mausoleum is a Grade II listed building , built in 1879 and stands in a small garden enclosed by plain wrought iron railings. It is a small Gothic building, the corners expressed as bold pilasters and an impression of polychromy is given by the use of engineering bricks in the plinth, the pilaster capitals and the cornice. The low-sailing tiled roof is patterned. Over the door is a panel dated 1880, with the initials HF, and limestone plaques on the walls bear inscriptions to family members. The structure is entirely empty with a simple tiled floor under which there are two burials, presumably that of the builder and his wife, Herbert and Constantia Elizabeth Fordham.
The Fordhams are a long established Cambridgeshire family. By the late 19th century they had become Unitarians, and this may have been why they no longer wished to be buried in the parish churchyard. Herbert Fordham built the mausoleum in the grounds of his house following the death of his wife, Constantia Elizabeth, in 1879. More recent burials of family members have been made in the surrounding memorial garden rather than in the mausoleum.

  • Added: 6 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2636585