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Latitude: 51.7951 / 51°47'42"N
Longitude: -0.0127 / 0°0'45"W
OS Eastings: 537148
OS Northings: 212581
OS Grid: TL371125
Mapcode National: GBR KBT.HLS
Mapcode Global: VHGPP.Q4NQ
Entry Name: Monument to the New River on Smaller Island Below the Church
Listing Date: 30 September 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1068705
English Heritage Legacy ID: 355871
Location: Great Amwell, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Great Amwell
Built-Up Area: Great Amwell
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Great Amwell with St Margaret's
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
GREAT AMWELL ST JOHNS LANE
TL 3712 (north side)
Great Amwell village
12/9 Monument to The New
River on smaller island
4.12.51 below the church
Monument to the New River. 1818 in the form of a square stone
pedestal on a chamfered base with ball finial. Inscribed on the
upstream face: 'Amwell! perpetual be thy stream,/Nor e'er thy
spring be less,/Which thousands drink, who never dream,/Whence
flows the boon they bless./Too often thus ungrateful man/Blind
and unconscious lives,/Enjoys kind Heav'ns indulgent plan,/Nor
thinks of him who gives./Archdeacon NARES 1818.' The lines are
said to have been composed by Archdeacon Nares. A neo-classical
monument. Part of a group in a landscaped setting of great
beauty. (Harvey (1896) 121: Pevsner (1977) 149).
Listing NGR: TL3714812581
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