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Monument to the New River on Smaller Island Below the Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068705

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355871

Location: Great Amwell, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

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

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Listing Text

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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