Douglas Scott Mausoleum

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Neo-classical temple mausoleum; rectangular-plan, 4 by 6-bay cells on raised basement, polished ashlar with unfluted Roman Doric pilaster order, entablature with triglyphs and guttae at frieze, mutuled cornice and raking members, stylised acroteria on front (E) pediment. Centre architraved door with frieze and cornice (now blocked, original elaborate door now lost) and pair flanking niches on E front, blind panels above. W elevation has semi-circular headed architraved window flanked by niches. Probably built contemporaneously with Gillespie Graham's additions to Springwood house (now demolished), and with entrance gateway and lodges, circa 1820. Said to have been consecrated by Bishop of Glasgow 1838. Elaborate additions (statuary and tetrastyle portico) proposed by Brown and Wardrop, 1853, not executed. Interior vandalised, and subsequently blocked (1989): evidently with black and white marble floor; wall-mounted memorial panels to members of the Scott-Douglas family contained within. (Historic Scotland)

The Springwood Park Estate has been sold and divided up, leaving the mausoleum without access on the edge of a field. External inspection reveals it to be vandalised and neglected. The door has been boarded up. Local planners report that the owner of what is now Springwood Caravan Park is keen to demolish the mausoleum due to the vandalism.

The condition of the roof remains poor, but the stone details appear remarkably intact.

See also:
•  Douglas of Springwood



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