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Latitude: 51.4637 / 51°27'49"N
Longitude: -2.0402 / 2°2'24"W
OS Eastings: 397302
OS Northings: 173862
OS Grid: ST973738
Mapcode National: GBR 2SM.10Z
Mapcode Global: VHB3V.LG8R
Entry Name: Maud Heath's Monument
Listing Date: 20 December 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1283362
English Heritage Legacy ID: 316214
Location: Bremhill, Wiltshire, SN11
Civil Parish: Bremhill
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Bremhill
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
BREMHILL WICK HILL
ST 97 SE
8/90 Maud Heath's Monument
Monument to Maud Heath, 1838, ashlar. Seated statue of Maud Heath
on high column, square, chamfered to octagonal at mid-height and
with moulded cap. Square base. Statue is crudely carved with
seated figure in supposed medieval dress and basket by her side.
On the base is inscribed 'Erected at the joint expence by Henry
Marquis of Lansdowne Lord of the Manor and Wm. L. Bowles Vicar of
the parish of Bremhill. Trustees 1838' and a verse by Bowles -
'Thou who dost pause on this aerial height
Where Maud Heath's pathway winds in shade of light
Christian wayfarer in a world of strife
Be still and ponder on the path of life.'
Spearhead iron railings around. Monument commemorates the gift in
1474 of income from property by Maud Heath for the maintenance of a
raised path from Wick Hill to Chippenham.
(K.R. Clew, Maud Heath's Causeway A brief guide 1982 - leaflet);
N. Pevsner, Wiltshire, 1975 141)
Listing NGR: ST9730273862
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