Hurworth-on-Tees, Co. Durham

The home of William Emerson (1701-1782), the noted writer of mathematical textbooks. There is a plaque on the site of his house, an Emerson Arms pub (photograph in BSHM Newsletter 36 (1998), p. 36).

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There is a 1739 sundial supposed to be designed by him on the Bay Horse pub, and a 1772 sundial on 20 West End designed by Emerson's pupil C. Hunter. [Letter from Peter Ransom, 22 Feb 1993.]

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To see an Ordnance Survey map click at THIS LINK


Gazetteer Index Main MacTutor index

An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster

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