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John Metcalf Memorial Approximately 15 Metres from East End of North Aisle of Church of All Saints, Spofforth with Stockeld

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

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 330545

OS Grid Reference: SE3648451104
OS Grid Coordinates: 436484, 451104
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9548, -1.4455

Location: Harrogate Road, Spofforth, North Yorkshire HG3 1AE

Locality: Spofforth with Stockeld
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 1AE

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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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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