The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

Aikman Mausoleum

A carefully detailed Greek Revival mausoleum with a flight of steps leading up to an entrance flanked by fluted Doric columns.

Architect

John Griffith

Listing

Grade II (England and Wales)

Year Built

1844

Style

Greek Revival

History

This mausoleum was built following the death of Captain George Robertson Aikman (1760-1844) of Ross and Broomelton, Lanarkshire. Also buried here are George’s two sons, William (1822-1903) and Frederick (1828-1888) who continued the family tradition by serving in the army. William was a religious writer and poet whose works include a collection of essays published under the pseudonym ‘A Soldier of the Cross’, while Frederick won the Victoria Cross during the Indian Mutiny. In 1924, at the age of sixty four, Colonel Thomas S T H R Aikman (1860-1948), the grandson of George, captained the winning British Curling team at the Olympic Games in Chamonix. There are fifteen interments in the mausoleum, the last in 1949.

Condition

Good, but plants were beginning to grow on the roof (2002).

Sources

BoE: London 3 (1991 468;

General Cemetery Company Registers;

F Boase, Modern English Biographgy (1892, 2nd ed. 1965) IV, c47;

Who Was Who 1941-1950;

Sir Garrett O'Moore Creagh, Edith Humphris, The VC and DSO: A Complete Record (1924);

Ernest Gaskell, Lancashire Leaders, Social and Political (1911);

Scottish Biographies 1938 (1938);

Times, 8 October, 1888, 1 & 6.

Links

Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery website

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Location

Kensal Green Cemetery (square 76),
Harrow Road,
London

W10 4RA


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