SE3556 : Blind Jack Metcalfe

taken 9 years ago, near to Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Blind Jack Metcalfe
Blind Jack Metcalfe
A new [February 2009] statue of Knaresborough's most famous son, John Metcalfe - otherwise known as 'Blind Jack'. His eventful life was notable mainly for his ability to plan and construct turnpike roads, starting with the Ferrensby to Minskip stretch of the Knaresborough to Boroughbridge turnpike in 1765. Over the next 25 years or so he was responsible for the construction of around 180 miles of turnpike, setting the standard for people such as Telford and Macadam.
The only problem with this statue is knowing which grid square to put it in as it is perilously close to the intersection of 4 squares.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 March, 2009
Category
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 350 569 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:0.4594N 1:27.9926W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 350 569
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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