TQ3894 : Seat On Pole Hill

taken 3 months ago, near to Chingford, Waltham Forest, Great Britain

Seat On Pole Hill
Seat On Pole Hill
The obelisk to the left of TQ3894 : Pole Hill Trig stands on the pre-1850 Greenwich Meridian; it used to provide a due north datum point for the telescopes at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. In 1884 the "New" Greenwich Meridian was adopted internationally (except by the French) on a line that runs nineteen feet to the East of the pillar. For an explanation and to see a plaque commemorating that T.E. Lawrence didn't build a house here see TQ3894 : Obelisk Inscriptions.
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TQ3894, 139 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3839 9494 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.1750N 0:0.1001W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3837 9493
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Trig Pillar  Obelisk  Seat 

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