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Observatory Circa 100 Yards South West of Lilburn Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lilburn, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.512 / 55°30'43"N

Longitude: -1.9626 / 1°57'45"W

OS Eastings: 402460

OS Northings: 624251

OS Grid: NU024242

Mapcode National: GBR G4QP.XX

Mapcode Global: WH9ZQ.TQM8

Entry Name: Observatory Circa 100 Yards South West of Lilburn Tower

Listing Date: 25 January 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237551

Location: Lilburn, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Lilburn

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Eglingham St Maurice

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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

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