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2 Statues in Garden at Magna Cottages 20 Metres South West of House

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7922 / 51°47'31"N

Longitude: -0.0141 / 0°0'50"W

OS Eastings: 537057

OS Northings: 212260

OS Grid: TL370122

Mapcode National: GBR KBT.P7R

Mapcode Global: VHGPP.P6XX

Entry Name: 2 Statues in Garden at Magna Cottages 20 Metres South West of House

Listing Date: 30 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355841

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

GREAT AMWELL HILLSIDE LANE
TL 3712 (south side)

Great Amwell village
12/33 Two statues in garden at
Magna Cottages 20 metres south-
west of house

II

2 statues. Circa C18. Portland stone. A pair of large reclining
semi-draped figures, one male and bearded, the other female.
They recline towards each other and each leans on an urn
directing the mouth forward and downward. The heads have been
removed and stand in front of the group: with them the figures
would be about 2 metres high. The backs are flat as if to be set
against a wall. The property is associated with the Mylne family
of architects and the figures may have come from a pediment or
bridge abutment designed by Robert Mylne, possibly for the New
River Company for whom he was Surveyor 1771 -1811. They may have
been meant to personify the 2 source wells of the New River, Chad
and Emma.


Listing NGR: TL3705712260

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