SM8905 : Hakin observatory

taken 11 years ago, near to Milford Haven/Aberdaugleddau, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Hakin observatory
Hakin observatory
This surprising structure can be found nestled cheek by jowl with the modern housing and back-yard clutter that has accumulated around it since it was built by Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809) in the early years of the C19 as part of a planned mathematics, engineering and technical college. Thomas Firminger (1775-1861), previously Assistant to Nevil Maskelyne at Greenwich, was appointed briefly as superintendent. An excellent collection of instruments was assembled, including the celebrated Lee transit circle. The plans were abandoned after Greville's death due to a lack of money and interest and although the observatory was completed, the college itself never came into being.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 March, 2007
Observatory   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 892 059 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.7281N 5:3.1295W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 892 057
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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