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Observatory Circa 100 Yards South West of Lilburn Tower, Lilburn

Description: Observatory Circa 100 Yards South West of Lilburn Tower

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 237551

OS Grid Reference: NU0246024251
OS Grid Coordinates: 402460, 624251
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5120, -1.9626

Location: Lilburn, Northumberland NE66 4PJ

Locality: Lilburn
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 4PJ

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Listing Text


7/87 Observatory c.1OO yards
South-West of Lilburn Tower


Observatory, c1840. By John Dobson. Ashlar with copper roof and battlemented
parapet. Single storey. 3 bays with lower, one-bay extensions left and right.
Centre bay canted and containing door with Tudor head in left part and 12-pane
sash in front, hoodmoulds to both. Left bay has tall, narrow window for telescope.
Similar openings to rear, also doors in left and right extensions. Copper dome
above with openings for telescopes.

Fully equipped C19 observatory.

Listing NGR: NU0246024251

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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