Description"The base of the cast iron obelisk constructed by John "Iron Mad" Wilkinson (1728 - 1808), who lived at Castle Head [SD4270]. The inscription reads: JOHN WILKINSON, IRON MASTER; who died XIV July, MDCCCVIII Aged LXXX Years: His different works, in various parts of the Kingdom, are lasting testimonies of his unceasing labours; his life was spent in action for the benefit of man; and as he presumed humbly to hope, to the glory of God. LABORE ET HONORE. Ron Davis (see http://www.oldcopper.org.uk/Broseley/john_wilkinson.htm ) states that this epitaph was modified from that chosen by Wilkinson. See http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2587484 for a general view." Photo by Ian Taylor, 2011.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2587473
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Picture Taken: 2011-09-04