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The Observatory

A Grade II Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2146 / 52°12'52"N

Longitude: 0.0953 / 0°5'43"E

OS Eastings: 543247

OS Northings: 259441

OS Grid: TL432594

Mapcode National: GBR L78.0Y7

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.LLRN

Entry Name: The Observatory

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126156

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47569

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Town: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

MADINGLEY ROAD
1.
942
The Observatory
TL 45 NW 20/87B 26.4.50.
II
2.
Commenced 1822. John Clement Mead, architect. 2 storeys, ashlar in Neo-
Greek style, slate and lead roofs. Built on half H shaped plan with wings
extending towards the North and projecting central tetrastyle portico of
Doric Order on South and entrance front. Small movable dome on centre
of building. Built of brick faced with Bath stone and with a granite plinth.
The dome is copper covered. Some original internal features. (RCHM 19).


Listing NGR: TL4324759441

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