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Falkirk, Callendar Park, Callendar House, Mausoleum

Mausoleum (19th Century)

Site Name Falkirk, Callendar Park, Callendar House, Mausoleum

Classification Mausoleum (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Forbes Mausoleum

Canmore ID 143418

Site Number NS97NW 86

NGR NS 90386 78990

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Falkirk
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Architecture Notes

NS97NW 86 90386 78990

NS87NE 3.00 89864 79352 Callendar House

ARCHITECT: Archibald Elliot 1816



Mausoleum to be built in Callendar Park.

Payment for Designs, Working Drawings, Specification and Estimate of a Mausoleum to be built. Receipt from Archibald Eliot (Architect) (1760 - 1823) for (pounds)59.5.0 representing 2 1/2% of the estimated cost of (pounds)2,370.

1815 GD 171/Box78/5

Digging the foundation fo the Mausoleum being built at Callendar Park.

Payment of (pounds)10.18.6 to Robert Borthwick.

1816 GD 171/Box78/5

Payments for building the Mausoleum in Callendar Park.

Receipts from Mason, Quarrier and Roadmaker and for building materials.

1816 GD 171/Box78/5

Site Management (7 July 2008)

Circular, rusticated podium, entrance in simple rectangular projection with couplet inscription from the poet Lucian, cella and peristyle of 12 Greek doric columns above. (Historic Environment Scotland List Entry)

The mausoleum appears to have been erected by the first William Forbes for his wife who died very suddenly.The surrounding enclosure contains a number of graves which may be workers on the Callendar estates. (Falkirk Local History Society)


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