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