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Royal Borough of Greenwich in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Dedication Plaque of Flamsteed House

 
 
Dedication Plaque of Flamsteed House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
1. Dedication Plaque of Flamsteed House Marker
Inscription.
The most noble King Charles II, greatest patron of the arts of Astronomy and Navigation, had this Observatory built to serve both arts. In the year of our Lord 1676, in the twenty-eighth year of his reign. Jonas Moore, Surveyor General of the Ordnance, supervised the construction.
 
Location. 51° 28.681′ N, 0° 0.111′ W. Marker is in Royal Borough of Greenwich, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Blackheath Avenue and Great Cross Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley (a few steps from this marker); Greenwich Meridian Marker, 1750-1851 (a few steps from this marker); Bradley’s meridian line (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Observatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Airy’s meridian line (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greenwich Meridian Telescope (within shouting distance
Dedication Plaque of Flamsteed House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
2. Dedication Plaque of Flamsteed House
The plaque is in Latin script. After 340 years in the weather, it is not readable from the ground.
of this marker); Time for everyone (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordnance Survey Bench Mark (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 
Also see . . .  Royal Observatory, Greenwich on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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The Flamsteed House with the Red Time Ball image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
3. The Flamsteed House with the Red Time Ball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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