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Jodrell Bank Observatory: Lovell Telescope

A Grade I Listed Building in Goostrey, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2365 / 53°14'11"N

Longitude: -2.308 / 2°18'28"W

OS Eastings: 379536

OS Northings: 371099

OS Grid: SJ795710

Mapcode National: GBR 003.59B

Mapcode Global: WH99G.JX45

Entry Name: Jodrell Bank Observatory: Lovell Telescope

Listing Date: 13 July 1988

Last Amended: 10 July 2017

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221685

English Heritage Legacy ID: 413530

Location: Goostrey, Cheshire East, SK11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Goostrey

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Goostrey St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 87 SW

A 535(North side)
Sir Bernard Lovell
Telescope, Jodrell
Bank Laboratory


Radio Telescope. Built 1952-57. Designed by engineers Husband and Company
of Sheffield to the requirements of Sir Bernard Lovell. Bowl of welded
sheet steel, carried on a space frame of structural steel. Paraboloid bowl
or 250 feet in diameter, with supporting lattice triangles to left and right
or 180 feet high, braced to form a yoke under the bowl. and mounted on a
track of 2 concentric rails of an overall diameter of 353 feet.
The Sir Bernard Lovell Telescope (formerly known as Mark I) was the largest
fully steerable radio telescope in the world of its time.

H. Pevsner. Cheshire p 249
W. J. Sivewright, Civil Engineering Heritage, pp 192-4

Listing NGR: SJ7950071099

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

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