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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ROYAL OBSERVATORY THE TRANSIT HOUSE

List entry Number: 1220877

Location

ROYAL OBSERVATORY THE TRANSIT HOUSE, GREENWICH PARK SE10

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityGreenwichLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 08-Jun-1973

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 200388

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

1. 4412 GREENWICH PARK SE10

Royal Observatory The Transit House TQ 3877 26/G54A

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2. C17 and C18 2-storey brick building with C19 and modern alterations. This contains the transit telescopes of 3 Astronomers Royal, with a collection of other relevant material; and the finally-decided Prime Meridian runs trough the Eastern part. A series of rooms on tle South side fitted and furnished as if to be used by the 1st Astronomer Royal in late C17.

Listing NGR: TQ3888877321

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 17 Greater London - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England - Volume: 17

National Grid Reference: TQ 38888 77321

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