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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1149982
English Heritage Legacy ID: 330545
Location: Spofforth with Stockeld, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3
County: North Yorkshire
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
SE 35 SE SPOFFORTH WITH STOCKELD HARROGATE ROAD
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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