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Royal Observatory the Transit House

A Grade I Listed Building in Greenwich, Greenwich

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Latitude: 51.4778 / 51°28'40"N

Longitude: -0.0014 / 0°0'5"W

OS Eastings: 538888

OS Northings: 177321

OS Grid: TQ388773

Mapcode National: GBR L1.QB2

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.X3MY

Entry Name: Royal Observatory the Transit House

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220877

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200388

Location: Greenwich, London, SE10

County: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Greenwich West

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Greenwich St Alfege

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


Royal Observatory
The Transit House
TQ 3877 26/G54A


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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