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Flamsteed House

Hob Uid: 610921
Location :
Greater London Authority
Greenwich
Grid Ref : TQ3886077340
Summary : Original building of Old Royal Observatory. Designed in 1675 by Sir Christopher Wren, it housed the Royal Observatory until 1948.
More information : TQ 38867734 Flamsteed House (1)

Flamsteed House was designed by Christopher Wren and constructed in 1675-6. It is square in plan with an octagonal room on the upper storey. In 1772-3 two pavilions were added. The material for the original part of the building are thought to have come from a stock at Tilbury Fort and a gatehouse from the Tower of London (2-3)

Listed Grade I (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:1250 1971
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Source : London, 2 : South
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Page(s) : 265-6
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Source Number : 3
Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in London. Vol.V: east London
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Page(s) : 30-Jan
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Greenwich 8-Jun-1973, 87
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Source : Greenwich: an architectural history of the Royal Hospital for Seamen and the Queen's Housei
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built 1675-6
Monument End Date : 1676
Monument Start Date : 1675
Monument Type : Observatory
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : extension added C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Observatory
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 200387
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 82423
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 37 NE 73
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : RCHME: GREENWICH PROJECT
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1998-12-31
Associated Activities : MERIDIAN BUILDING, ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH PARK
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1999-01-01
End Date : 1999-12-31