Little Horton, near Bradford, Yorkshire

This is where Abraham Sharp (1651-1742) was born. After being Flamsteed's assistant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (See London other institutions.)He returned to Horton Hall, Little Horton in 1694, where he remained for the rest of his life. It was here that he computed π to 75 places and independently checked it to 72 places. He is buried in Bradford Parish Church, where there is a memorial tablet in the chancel.

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