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Alexander Calvert Memorial

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Calvert memorial, Muker

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Alexander Calvert Memorial

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36667

Parish: Muker

OS Grid Reference: SD911979

Dale: Swaledale

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A fine,marble wall memorial was erected for Alexander Calvert after his death in 1854 in St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Muker. It is located on the south wall of the nave. He worked for 50 years as a land agent and land valuer in the Richmond area. With this experience it is no surprise that he was also employed as a commissioner under the “inclosure acts”. The memorial has a pile of books and two rolls of maps carved on it to further underline his profession.


From centre of Muker take road past Literary Institute north. The gate to the church is on right next to the Public Hall. Open during daylight hours. See for further details.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Muker. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Level, well-made paths in churchyard. See for further details.

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