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John Metcalf Memorial Approximately 15 Metres from East End of North Aisle of Church of All Saints

A Grade II Listed Building in Spofforth, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9548 / 53°57'17"N

Longitude: -1.4455 / 1°26'43"W

OS Eastings: 436484

OS Northings: 451104

OS Grid: SE364511

Mapcode National: GBR LQBQ.V2

Mapcode Global: WHD9S.RVVL

Entry Name: John Metcalf Memorial Approximately 15 Metres from East End of North Aisle of Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 22 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149982

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330545

Location: Spofforth with Stockeld, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Spofforth with Stockeld

Built-Up Area: Spofforth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Spofforth with Kirk Deighton

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


3/77 John Metcalf memorial
approximately 15 metres
from east end of north
aisle of Church of All


Headstone. John Metcalf died 1810. Millstone grit. Approximately 1 metre
high, rectangular with shaped top. The inscription records his life and
achievements in 16 lines of poetry, and concludes with the information that
he died on the 26th of April 1810 in the 93rd year of his age. The
inscription is signed 'Jno A. Hilton'. John Metcalf was a road surveyor
and worked throughout Yorkshire between 1745 and 1792. He was blinded by
smallpox at the age of 6 and became a celebrity throughout the county. He
was known as 'Blind Jack of Knaresborough', and his portrait hangs in the
council offices in Knaresborough. Yorkshire Life, February 1956, p 31.

Listing NGR: SE3648451104

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