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The Meridian Building

Hob Uid: 610926
Location :
Greater London Authority
Greenwich
Grid Ref : TQ3888077320
Summary : A 17th-18th century two storey building with later additions forming part of the old Royal Observatory. Now contains the transit telescopes of three Astronomers Royal. The Prime Meridian runs through the eastern part of the building.
More information : TQ 38887732 Meridian Building [NAT] (1)

A 17th-18th century two storey building with later additions. Now contains the transit telescopes of three Astronomers Royal. The Prime Meridian runs through the eastern part of the building (2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:1250 1971
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Greenwich. 8-Jun-1973 87
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Maritime Greenwich, Nomination for World Heritage Site Status. English Heritage.
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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 C17
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1660
Monument Type : Observatory
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : altered C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Observatory
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : alterations C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Observatory
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : change of use
Monument End Date : 1948
Monument Start Date : 1948
Monument Type : Observatory
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
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Monument Start Date : 1960
Monument Type : Museum
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 82423
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 37 NE 76
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : RCHME: GREENWICH PROJECT
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1998-12-31