Statue

Myddelton statue - N1

Erection date: 1862

Inscription

{On the front of the plinth:}
Sir Hugh Myddelton
B. 1555 D. 1631

{On a marble slab on the back of the plinth:}
The statue presented by Sir Samuel Morton Peto, Bart, MP.
The pedestal and fountains contributed by voluntary subscription aided by a grant from the vestry of Islington.
1862

Myddelton holds a map of the New River in one hand and a spade in the other.

Unveiled by Gladstone. The facial features of this memorial are sadly melting away into the acid rain. The cherub-topped fountains on either side are appropriate, given Myddelton's involvement with providing water to Islington.

Site: Myddelton statue - N1 (1 memorial)

N1, Islington Green

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Sir Hugh Myddelton

Goldsmith and entrepreneur. Born Denbigh, Wales sometime 1555-60, younger bro...

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Islington Council

The Islington Book of Remembrance is an impressive undertaking: the database ...

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William Ewart Gladstone

Born in Liverpool. Liberal Prime Minister four times. One of the Commissioner...

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Sir Samuel Morton Peto

Born Woking. Started life as an apprentice brick-layer. MP and extremely weal...

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John Thomas

Born Gloucestershire.  A prolific Victorian sculptor. The splendid Speel give...

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