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Latitude: 53.7502 / 53°45'0"N
Longitude: -1.4813 / 1°28'52"W
OS Eastings: 434300
OS Northings: 428322
OS Grid: SE343283
Mapcode National: GBR LT32.3D
Mapcode Global: WHDBR.6ZVY
Entry Name: Gravestone of John Blenkinsop Approximately 2 Metres North of Tower of Church of the Holy Trinity
Listing Date: 28 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1184672
English Heritage Legacy ID: 342109
Location: Leeds, LS26
Electoral Ward/Division: Rothwell
Built-Up Area: Rothwell
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Rothwell Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SF 32 NW ROTHWELL CHURCH STREET
LS26 (north side), Rothwell
5/80 Gravestone of
approx. 2 metres north
of tower of
Church of the Holy Trinity
Gravestone. Dated 1831. Sandstone. Rectangular slab, slightly raised, with
lettering in memory of John Blenkinsop, steward of the Middleton Estate, died
1831. Further lettering added at centenary in 1931 records that John
Blenkinsop "invented the rack railway in 1811 and on a line he built between
Leeds and Middleton four Matthew Murray locomotives ran from 1812 to 1835.
His system was adopted at Newcastle on Tyne in 1813 and Wigan in 1814. These
railways were the first an which steam locomotion was a commercial success".
Listing NGR: SE3430028322
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