Liberty Tomb

 

Adjacent to the Chess Valley footpath (Mill Farm to Latimer) is the tomb of William Liberty who died in 1777. A relative of the family of Liberty’s of Regent Street, London, he wished to be buried alone and near his mansion on the hill of which nothing remains.

 

Inscribed on the Liberty Tomb. 'Sacred to the memory of Mr. William Liberty of Chorleywood Brickmaker who was by his own desire buried in a vault in this part of his estate. He died 21st. April 1777 aged 52 years. Here also lieth the body of Alice Liberty widower of tha above named William Liberty who died 29th. May 1809 aged 72 years'.