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Ralli Mausoleum (3)

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.

Architect

Attributed to John Oldrid Scott

Listing

Grade II (England and Wales)

Year Built

1872

Style

Greek Revival

History

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.

Condition

Good (2002)

Sources

C Brooks, Mortal Remains (1989) 68;

BoE, London 2: South (1983) 342;

H Meller, London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer (1985) 214, 223.

Links

Friends of West Norbury Cemetery website

PDF

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Location

West Norwood Cemetery (Greek Orthodox Burial Ground),
Norwood Road,
London

SE27 9JU


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