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Hope Springs Eternal!

Fundraising for The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

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The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

The MMT is a charitable trust for the protection and preservation of mausolea and funerary monuments in the UK. Since it was founded in 1997 the MMT has taken six mausolea into its own guardianship, compiled a gazetteer of all known mausolea in England, and run regular lectures and events.

Charity Registration No. 1106634

Story

Thomas Hope (1769–1831) is recognised internationally as one of great figures in 19 century taste. His country house, The Deepdene near Dorking in Surrey, was demolished in 1969, but one singular building remains: the Mausoleum he built to house the body of his young son Charles who died in 1817. This massive archaic Greek structure lies in a picturesque dell within the grounds of The Deepdene, but was neglected and then part-buried in the 1960s. It now awaits rescue.

As Hope’s only extant building, the Hope Mausoleum deserves respect as the place of his burial, as well as being an extraordinary instance of the Neoclassical way of death. We are currently applying to various government bodies and charitable trusts to secure funding, and it helps enormously to point to public support for the campaign in the form of donations via this webpage. Please make a donation today.

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  • The Mausoleum of Thomas Hope (1769-1831)
  • The Mausoleum in 1919 (© Dorking Museum)
  • Before the Mausoleum was buried ... +7

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