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Latitude: 53.8452 / 53°50'42"N
Longitude: -2.4702 / 2°28'12"W
OS Eastings: 369158
OS Northings: 438871
OS Grid: SD691388
Mapcode National: GBR CR6Z.0C
Mapcode Global: WH96H.0MZ2
Plus Code: 9C5VRGWH+3W
Entry Name: The Observatory 100 Metres South-East of Pond
Listing Date: 13 February 1967
Last Amended: 22 November 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1308739
English Heritage Legacy ID: 182907
Location: Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7
Civil Parish: Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Hurst Green St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 63 NE AIGHTON, BAILEY STONYHURST
8/20 The Observatory, 100 metres south-
east of pond
(formerly listed as the Observatories
Stonyhurst College under Hurst Green)
Observatory, 1838 by Mr. Tuach of Preston (Gerard, John, Stonyhurst College.
Belfast, 1894, p.146), with underground magnetic chamber of 1866. Sandstone
ashlar with timber and glass lantern and felted roof. Octagonal with 4
projecting pedimented wings, with projecting punched quoins and central
circular lantern. Each wall of one bay. Windows have architraves with
false keystones, some of which are cut through to allow telescopes to
project. The door, in the gable of the north wing, is reached by 5
external stone steps and has an architrave with false keystone and a
bracketed cornice. The underground room extends to the south-east and
terminates with a retaining wall with parapet, 2 architraves to blank
openings, and concave flanking walls.
Listing NGR: SD6915638870
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