Place:


Frogmore  Berkshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Frogmore like this:

FROGMORE, a mansion and grounds within the royal demesne of Windsor, in Berks; near the road to Runnymede and Egham, ½ a mile E of Windsor. The mansion was built by Wyatt; was the residence of Queen Charlotte, the Princess Augusta, and the Duchess of Kent; and is now a seat of the Prince of Wales. ...


The grounds contain the mausoleum, erected in 1862-5, by Queen Victoria, for the remains of the Prince Consort. The mausoleum was designed by Herr Gruner and Mr. A. J. Humbert; is in a style called Byzantine, but really a mixture of Byzantine and Lombardic elements; has the form of a Greek cross, with the addition of an entrance-porch to the eastern arm; measures externally 70 feet in width, and 80 feet in height; has internally a central octagonal chamber 30 feet in diameter, surmounted by a cupola 65 feet high; is fitted with corridors, filling the spaces between the arms of the cross, and giving access to them; and stands over a vaulted crypt. The lower part of the walls, externally, is of granite, -the upper part of granite and Portland stone; and the interior facings are of coloured marbles and serpentine, with frescoes and mosaics. The design includes a granite sarcophagus in the middle of the central chamber, with recumbent marble statue of the Prince by Marochetti on the top, and bronze statues of angels kneeling at the angles.

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Frogmore through time

Frogmore is now part of Windsor and Maidenhead district. Click here for graphs and data of how Windsor and Maidenhead has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Frogmore itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Frogmore, in Windsor and Maidenhead and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/25612

Date accessed: 15th December 2019


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