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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Aylesbury Vale
Town
Stowe
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1735
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61681
Current location

The Elysian Fields in the gardens of Stowe House
Stowe House
Stowe
Aylesbury Vale
Buckinghamshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 676 374
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Temple of British Worthies. A temple which consists of a segment of a circle with its centrepiece a stepped pyramid with a horseshoe-shaped recess. Along the semicircle and at its end are eight low niches on either side containing busts. Each bust is in a bay slightly projected on its own and with its own pediment. Those on the left are men of contemplation, those on the right show men and women of actions, including John Hampden
Inscription
JOHN HAMPDEN/ Who with great Spirit and consummate Ability, began a noble Opposition to an arbitrary Court, in Defence of the Liberties of his Country; supported them in Parliament, and died for them in the Field.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,manner of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2010: Bust is very weathered.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • G.B.Clarke (ed) Descriptions of Lord Cobham's Gardens at Stowe 1700-1750(Buckinghamshire Record Society, 1990) PP 89-91.
  • Published:Oxford University Press N. Pevesner, E.Williamson and G.K. Brandwood: Buckinghamshire. (London: Penguin, Buildings of England series, 2nd ed., 1994) pp 676, 680.

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