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Monument to the Memory of Sir Hugh Mydelton on Larger Island Below Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7948 / 51°47'41"N

Longitude: -0.0121 / 0°0'43"W

OS Eastings: 537190

OS Northings: 212551

OS Grid: TL371125

Mapcode National: GBR KBT.HR8

Mapcode Global: VHGPP.Q4ZY

Entry Name: Monument to the Memory of Sir Hugh Mydelton on Larger Island Below Church

Listing Date: 4 December 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078786

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355872

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

GREAT AMWELL, Great Amwell village,
ST JOHNS LANE (north side),
Monument to the memory of Sir Hugh Mydelton on larger island below church



Monumental pedestal and swagged urn in Coade stone, dated by
inscription 1800 by Robert Mylne. Inscriptions in English or
Latin on 4 faces. On S: 'Sacred to the memory of Sir Hugh
Mydelton, Baronet, whose successful care, assisted by the
patronage of his King, conveyed this stream to London. An
immortal work: since men cannot more nearly imitate the Deity,
than in bestowing Health.' On N face the same dedication in
Latin. On W: 'From the spring of Chadwell, two miles west; and
from this source of Amwell, the aquaduct meanders for the space
of XL miles: conveying health, pleasure, and convenience, to the
metropolis of Great Britain. On E: 'This humble tribute to the
genius, talents, and elevation of mind, which conceived and
executed this important aquaduct, is dedicated by Robert Mylne,
Architect Engineer, etc. A C MDCCC.' A memorial to Sir Hugh
Mydelton who constructed The New River 1609-13, by Robert Mylne
(1733 - 1811) who was Surveyor to the company 1771 - 1811. Part
of a group in a landscaped setting of great beauty (Harvey (1896)
119-20: Pevsner (1977) 149).

Listing NGR: TL3719012551

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