SP9713 : The Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge Park

taken 4 years ago, near to Aldbury, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

The Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge Park
The Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge Park
Built in memory of Francis Egerton, Third Duke of Bridgewater. The inscription on the base of the monument which is dated 1832 describes him as "The father of inland navigation". His first foray into canal building led to the construction of the Bridgewater Canal joining Worsley to Manchester, which is cited as the first modern British canal. In conjunction with his construction engineer James Brindley he built the Liverpool to Manchester canal and became England richest nobleman with a fortune of 2 million. He retired from canal building at the age of 36 and spent the rest of his life improving his estate at Ashridge.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Monument 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9701 1311 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.4932N 0:35.6591W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9701 1307
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