Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hidden history - 12 May 2007

Freeman MausoleumThe curious thing about the UK is that there are quaint little bits of history scattered all over the place, some in the most obscure locations.

This mausoleum, modelled on one on the Apian Way in Rome, was built in 1752 in the little village of Fawley, tucked away in the Chilterns.

John Freeman saw the original while on his Grand Tour and decided to copy it for his and the family's mortal remains. There are 12 Freemans entombed here. The mausoleum in the background is a MacKenzie resting place.

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