TQ4000 : Monument on Greenwich Prime Meridian

taken 10 years ago, near to Peacehaven, East Sussex, Great Britain

Monument on Greenwich Prime Meridian
Monument on Greenwich Prime Meridian
This marks the meridian used for world time purposes. Partly hidden beyond is a wooden post on a small plinth, it looks like the stump of something once higher. This had no description at the time of the photograph, but is in the right place to mark the Ordnance Survey prime meridian for the longitudes which appear in the margin of their maps.
A third prime meridian, the WGS84 one, is about 5.5 seconds of arc (about 105 m here) east of the monument. This has no marker at all on this coast, but is the reference for modern navigation systems.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 20 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4094 0080 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.3786N 0:0.1086W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4096 0078
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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