About Hampden Monument
Hampden Monument was built by Lord Nugent 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.