NZ2431 : Westerton : Observatory / Folly

taken 14 years ago, near to Middlestone Moor, County Durham, Great Britain

Westerton : Observatory / Folly
Westerton : Observatory / Folly
Taken from south of Toronto on Newton Cap Bank. The Observatory/Folly at Westerton, The Tower is a circular structure, in a Gothick revival style of the 18th century. It was built as an Observatory By Thomas Wright (1711-1786) of nearby Byers Green. He was a Mathematician, astronomer (famous for his explanation of the Milky Way), architect, and garden designer. The Observatory appears in a document of 1744, but does not appear to have been completed until after Wright's death in 1786. A plaque dated 1950 was erected to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his publication "The Original Theory of the Universe" of 1750.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 23 January, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 240 311 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.4801N 1:37.7424W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 205 305
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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