John Wilkinson memorial

  • 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 ) states that this epitaph was modified from that chosen by Wilkinson. See for a general view." Photo by Ian Taylor, 2011.
  • Owner

    Ian Taylor
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 353 times
    Picture Taken: 2011-09-04
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