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The Observatory 100 Metres South-East of Pond, Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley

Description: The Observatory 100 Metres South-East of Pond

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182907

OS Grid Reference: SD6915838871
OS Grid Coordinates: 369158, 438871
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8452, -2.4702

Location: Aighton Bailey and Chaigley, Lancashire BB7 9PX

Locality: Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB7 9PX

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Listing Text


8/20 The Observatory, 100 metres south-
east of pond
(formerly listed as the Observatories
Stonyhurst College under Hurst Green)

Observatory, 1838 by Mr. Tuach of Preston (Gerard, John, Stonyhurst College.
Belfast, 1894, p.146), with underground magnetic chamber of 1866. Sandstone
ashlar with timber and glass lantern and felted roof. Octagonal with 4
projecting pedimented wings, with projecting punched quoins and central
circular lantern. Each wall of one bay. Windows have architraves with
false keystones, some of which are cut through to allow telescopes to
project. The door, in the gable of the north wing, is reached by 5
external stone steps and has an architrave with false keystone and a
bracketed cornice. The underground room extends to the south-east and
terminates with a retaining wall with parapet, 2 architraves to blank
openings, and concave flanking walls.

Listing NGR: SD6915638870

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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