About Hampden Monument
Hampden Monument was built by Sir William Erle, Lord Chief Justice in the 19th century to commemorate John Hampden’s refusal to pay Ship Tax. Hampden was an English Civil War hero who opposed King Charles’s imposition of ship money. The inscription reads, “For these lands in Stoke Mandeville, John Hampden was assessed in twenty shillings Ship Money levied by command of the King without authority of law”. An important political and military leader, the monument is just one of the many legacies left by John Hampden in the Chilterns.
The society is proud to maintain the monument, from which you can enjoy wonderful views across the valley and reflect on the historical Chilterns.
The monument is on Honor End Road with no parking available.
Parking: There is only informal off road parking on the Rignall Road with clear waymarkers signs through the woods, up the valley to the John Hampden Monument (Google Maps).
Please make sure you park responsibly!
Please visit the Chiltern Society Directory for the Site Co-ordinator’s contact details.
The Monument is free to visit and accessible all year.
The monument is free to visit and is accessible all year.