Building Tour: Goldhammer Sepulchre with Craig Hamilton

Take a tour with Craig Hamilton – founder of Craig Hamilton Architects – exploring the practice’s new mausoleum in Highgate Cemetery


10:00am, Saturday, 1 June 2019


11:00am, Saturday, 1 June 2019

Tour Guide:

Craig Hamilton

Duration: 1 hours

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Start: Highgate West Cemetery Swain's Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ

Getting There: Archway Station

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The Goldhammer Sepulchre is the first mausoleum to be constructed in Highgate’s West Cemetery for about 90 years. The exterior is presented as an abstract temple which draws inspiration from Antiquity, the Renaissance and the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens and Charles Holden. The focus of the interior is a programme of sculpture by Professor Alexander Stoddart which is combined with the rich symbolism of Craig Hamilton's architecture.

craig hamilton sepulchre interior

Tour Guide:

Craig Hamilton
Craig Hamilton is dedicated to a modern Classical architecture which is informed by a broad and deep understanding of the Classical tradition. Craig Hamilton has a special interest in sacred and monumental architecture and has completed three new chapels and is working on a fourth. He has also completed two mausoleums and is working on a third.

Essential to the understanding of Craig Hamilton’s work is the importance of the integration of Architecture and Sculpture. In this regard, Craig Hamilton and the Sculptor Alexander Stoddart, Sculptor in ordinary to H. M. The Queen, have collaborated on many projects. In 2018, Craig Hamilton was honoured by the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture in America as the 37th recipient of the Arthur Ross Award for a lifetime achievement in Classical Architecture.

IMAGE CREDIT: Paul Highnam