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The Observatory 100 Metres South-East of Pond

A Grade II Listed Building in Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley, Lancashire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308739

English Heritage Legacy ID: 182907

Location: Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7

County: Lancashire

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

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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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