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JOHN METCALF MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 15 METRES FROM EAST END OF NORTH AISLE OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: JOHN METCALF MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 15 METRES FROM EAST END OF NORTH AISLE OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

List entry Number: 1149982

Location

JOHN METCALF MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 15 METRES FROM EAST END OF NORTH AISLE OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, HARROGATE ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Spofforth with Stockeld

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 330545

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Details

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 Saints

GV II

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Yorkshire Life' in Yorkshire Life: February, (1956), 31

National Grid Reference: SE 36484 51104

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