This mausoleum or mortuary chapel takes the form of a small Greek Doric temple with flanking side wings used as burial chambers. It is built of limestone and has a portico at each end approached by steps. The northern pediment is filled with marble statuary and there are reliefs portraying scenes from the life of Christ between the metopes. The interior has a richly coffered blue ceiling.
Attributed to John Oldrid Scott
Grade II (England and Wales)
The mausoleum was built by Stephen Ralli in memory of his son, Augustus, in 1872. The Greek inscription inside the mausoleum says "Donated by Stephen and Marietta Ralli, in memory of their son Augustus, who died from rheumatic fever at the age of 18 at Eton".
J O Scott, to whom the design is attributed, was appointed to design the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia, Moscow Road some two years later in 1874.
C Brooks, Mortal Remains (1989) 68;
BoE, London 2: South (1983) 342;
H Meller, London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer (1985) 214, 223.
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