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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1078786
English Heritage Legacy ID: 355872
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, 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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