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Emma's Well and Memorial Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.795 / 51°47'42"N

Longitude: -0.0116 / 0°0'41"W

OS Eastings: 537222

OS Northings: 212575

OS Grid: TL372125

Mapcode National: GBR KBT.HWL

Mapcode Global: VHGPP.R47S

Entry Name: Emma's Well and Memorial Stone

Listing Date: 30 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077991

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355813

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

12/3 Emma's Well and Memorial

A brick revetted basin for the spring from which Amwell takes its
name, and which was one of the 2 sources of the New River of
1609-13 (the other being Chadwell at Ware). C18 or C19 buff
brick revetment walls to D-shaped pool with island, weir, sluice
and overflow, presumably representing repairs and renewals of the
original arrangement. The spring frequently now runs dry. On
slope between road and spring an upright white stone memorial
slab inscribed with verses from the poem 'Amwell' by the Quaker
poet John Scott of Amwell (1730-1783).

Listing NGR: TL3722212575

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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