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Description: Memorial to Charles and Jessie Piazzi Smyth Approximately 15 Metres West of the Church of Saint John
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 330994
OS Grid Reference: SE3273372093
OS Grid Coordinates: 432733, 472093
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1436, -1.5004
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SE 37 SW SHAROW BERRYGATE LANE
(east side, off)
2/72 Memorial to Charles and
Jessie Piazzi Smyth
approximately 15 metres
west of the Church of
Saint John the Divine
Memorial. C1900. For Charles Piazzi Smyth and his wife, Jessie. Ashlar. In the
form of a pyramid approximately 2 metres high, surmounted by a cross. 2
bronze plaques are mounted on the east face; the lower has an inscription:
"Charles Piazzi Smyth 3 Jan 1819 - 21 Feb 1900. Astronomer Royal for
Scotland from 1845-1888, who earned unperishing renown (sic) by his Journeys
to distant lands for scientific objects, and by his eminent Astronomical and
other Scientific Writings and Researches". The upper inscription reads,
"Jessie Piazzi Smyth, daughter of Thomas Duncan .... faithful and
sympathetic friend and companion through 40 years of varied scientific
experiences by land and sea abroad as well as at home at 12,000 feet up in
the atmosphere on the wind swept peak of Teneriffe as well as underneath and
upon the GREAT PYRAMID OF EGYPT". She died at Clora, Ripon in 1896 aged 80.
Listing NGR: SE3273372093
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Source: English Heritage
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