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Memorial to Charles and Jessie Piazzi Smyth Approximately 15 Metres West of the Church of Saint John the Divine

A Grade II Listed Building in Sharow, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1436 / 54°8'37"N

Longitude: -1.5004 / 1°30'1"W

OS Eastings: 432733

OS Northings: 472093

OS Grid: SE327720

Mapcode National: GBR KNYJ.YC

Mapcode Global: WHC7V.X3PR

Entry Name: Memorial to Charles and Jessie Piazzi Smyth Approximately 15 Metres West of the Church of Saint John the Divine

Listing Date: 13 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293846

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330994

Location: Sharow, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Sharow

Built-Up Area: Sharow

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sharow with Copt Hewick and Marton-le-Moor

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

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

GV II

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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