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Ordnance Survey Obelisk, Waltham Forest

Description: Ordnance Survey Obelisk

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 206921

OS Grid Reference: TQ3839594950
OS Grid Coordinates: 538395, 194950
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6363, -0.0016

Location: Woodberry Way, Walthamstow, Greater London E4 7NR

Locality: Waltham Forest
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E4 7NR

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Listing Text

Chingford, E4

- Ordnance Survey Obelisk

- II

Ordnance Survey Obelisk. 1824. Granite monolith. Above eight feet high with
battered sides and flat top. Inscribed plaque inset. Erected to mark the direction
of the true norLh from the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. The meridian was changed
in 1850 and the point of zero now passes 19 feet to the east of the Obelisk.

Listing NGR: TQ3839594950

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Source: English Heritage

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