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Mylne Mausoleum

Neo-classical mausoleum built on a rectangular ground plan. Pitched roof with shallow pediment to gable ends having flat plastered tympanums. Fluted urn final on base pedestal rising from the centre ridge.  One side of the square pedestal is carved with the date and dedication of the mausoleum, while another carries a medallion depicting a mourning woman. Brick walls laid in Flemish bond. Inscribed stone tablets to principal and rear elevations (largely illegible) commemorate members of Robert Mylne’s immediate family. 


Robert Mylne


Grade II (England and Wales)

Year Built





This mausoleum was built by the engineer, Robert Mylne (1733 – 1811) following the deaths in the 1790s of four members of his family. These were his wife, Maria, two eldest daughters and eldest son, another Robert, who was drowned at sea. Mylne was best known in his lifetime as the designer of Blackfriars Bridge (replaced by the present bridge in 1864). He was also the engineer to the New River Aqueduct and Surveyor of the Fabric of St Paul’s Cathedral, where he lies buried close to Sir Christopher Wren. Other members of the family whose remains are deposited in the mausoleum include those of Robert Mylne’s son, William Chadwell Mylne (d.1861) and wife, Mary, and son, Everard. Also, the Reverend Robert Scott Mylne (d.1920).


Fairly good though the inscriptions are by in large no longer legible (2001).


BofE: Herts (1978), 149-50;

Shell Guide: Herts (1982), 41.


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Churchyard of St John the Baptist,
Great Amwell,

SG12 9SR

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