Bradley Meridian And James Bradley Black Plaque Photo

Bradley Meridian and James Bradley black plaque - The Bradley Meridian    The first British National Meridian    The Greenwich Meridian was set according to the  location of the telescope used by the Astronomer  Royal to establish time. Between 1750 and 1850, the  Greenwich Meridian was marked by the north-south line  running through the Transit Instrument first used  by James Bradley, the 3rd Astronomer Royal (1742-62).    The Bradley Meridian served as Longitude 0° for all of  the earliest Ordnance Survey maps of England.    When the Airy Tra

Bradley Meridian And James Bradley Black Plaque Map


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Gerard Manley Hopkins Black Plaque - Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet, born 28th July 1844, died 8th June 1889, was born and lived at 87 The Grove Stratford near this site until 1851/2.  'Loathed for a love men knew in them,  Banned by the land of their birth,  Rhine refused them.  Thames would ruin them;  Surf, snow, river and earth  Gnashed: but thou art above, thou Orion of light.'  From: Stanza 21 'The Wreck of the Deutschland'
Kathleen Godfree Blue Plaque - Kathleen ('Kitty') Godfree née McKane 1898-1992 Lawn Tennis Champion lived here 1936-1992
David Devant Blue Plaque - David Devant 1868-1941 magician lived here in flat no.1

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