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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Kilmorey Mausoleum will receive a £70,000 renovation thanks to Richmond Council.

The cast iron railings on the boundary walls at the Kilmorey Mausoleum will now be restored after the Council approved funding for the renovation.

The hidden gem which lies in St Margaret’s, Twickenham, was built in 1854 and has a distinctive pink and grey Egyptian style design which at the time cost 16s 9d (£30,000).

The Environment Trust has also helped to maintain the gardens and will continue to do so.

The 2nd Earl of Kilmorey commissioned the mausoleum for his mistress, Priscilla, when she became ill with a terminal heart condition in 1851.

Their relationship developed from his friendship with her parents Captain William Hoste and Lady Harriet Walpole.

When Captain Hoste died, the Earl became a guardian of the children and in the early 1840s he eloped with Priscilla.

A search was mounted but it appeared that they had fled abroad, without trace.

After their return to England, their son, Charles, was born at Cross Deep House on July 19, 1844.
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