Description: Grave of Ebenezer Elliot, Situated Approximately 40 Metres to South East of South Porch of Church of
Date Listed: 18 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 333644
OS Grid Reference: SE4190104275
OS Grid Coordinates: 441901, 404275
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5335, -1.3693
SE40SW DARFIELD CHURCH STREET,
6/16 Grave of
40 metres to south-
east of south porch
of Church of All Saints.
Raised gravestone. c1849. Sandstone, iron-railed enclosure. Ashlar
plinth to large slab with angled top face. Enclosure has spear-headed
railings and rounded corner finials. Slab inscribed in bold letters:
'EBENEZER ELLIOT / DIED DECEMBER 1 1849 / AGED 68 YEARS
FANNY GARTSIDE / HIS WIFE / DIED DECEMBER 4 1856 / AGED 75 YEARS'.
Ebenezer Elliot was born in Masborough, Rotherham in 1781 and is
remembered as the 'Corn Law Rhymer' as a result of his literary works
including The Corn Law Rhymes, 1831,which formed part of his political
campaign to repeal the corn laws. This and other works vividly reflect
the life of the poor at the time.
Listing NGR: SE4190104275
Source: English Heritage
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