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Latitude: 54.2171 / 54°13'1"N
Longitude: -1.1778 / 1°10'40"W
OS Eastings: 453712
OS Northings: 480464
OS Grid: SE537804
Mapcode National: GBR NM6P.T1
Mapcode Global: WHD8R.W8BF
Entry Name: Mount Snever Observatory
Listing Date: 14 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1191328
English Heritage Legacy ID: 328522
Location: Oldstead, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO61
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Oldstead
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
SE 58 SW OLDSTEAD MOUNT SNEVER
8/46 Mount Snever Observatory
Observatory. 1838. J. Dodd builder for John Wormald. Limestone ashlar.
Single cell with platform to front. c35ft in height. 9-course coped wall,
with evidence for former staircase at right, to platform. Board door
beneath massive stone lintel flanked by crude buttresses. Inscription above
Here hills and waving groves a scene display
And part admit and part exclude the day
See rich industry smiling on the plains
And peace and plenty tell VICTORIA reigns!
Happy the MAN who to these shades retires
Whom NATURE charms and whom the muse inspires
Who wandering thoughtful in this silent wood
Attends the duties of the wise and good
To observe a mean, be to himself a friend
To follow NATURE and regard his end.
3-light fixed window above the evidence for blocking of former tall single-
light window. Wooden parapet. Coped angle turrets. Inscription to rear
In the first year of the reign of
Caused this observatory to be erected
J Dodds Builder
Disused at time of resurvey.
Listing NGR: SE5371280464
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