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Royal Observatory the Transit House, Greenwich

Description: Royal Observatory the Transit House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200388

OS Grid Reference: TQ3888877321
OS Grid Coordinates: 538888, 177321
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4778, -0.0014

Locality: Greenwich
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE10 8XJ

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Listing Text


Royal Observatory
The Transit House
TQ 3877 26/G54A


C17 and C18 2-storey brick building with C19 and modern alterations. This contains
the transit telescopes of 3 Astronomers Royal, with a collection of other relevant
material; and the finally-decided Prime Meridian runs trough the Eastern part.
A series of rooms on tle South side fitted and furnished as if to be used by
the 1st Astronomer Royal in late C17.

Listing NGR: TQ3888877321

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Source: English Heritage

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