Wednesday 5 September: Lincolnshire Country Visit

£80.00

Brocklesby Park and the Pelham Mausoleum (by kind permission of the 8th Earl of Yarborough)

 

Brocklesby Park has been home to the Pelham family for over 450 years. The house dates from the sixteenth century but was remodelled in the 1730s before being damaged by fire in 1898. It was restored by Sir Reginald Blomfield and later reduced in size by Claud Phillimore. The red brick, U-shaped mansion sits in 1,000 acres of park and woodland laid out by Capability Brown in the 1770s.

The Pelham Mausoleum stands in the grounds of Brocklesby Park. Built between 1786 and 1794 by the architect James Wyatt, the mausoleum is considered by Pevsner to be Wyatt’s masterpiece. It was constructed in memory of Sophia, wife of Charles Anderson Pelham, who died at the young age of 33 and is based on the designs of the Temples of Vesta at Rome and Tivoli.

 

Lunch with wine included

 

***£10 off booking when purchased before 31 July (£90 when booked after this date)***