NZ2431 : Wright's, Observatory / Folly : Westerton

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

Wright's, Observatory / Folly : Westerton
Wright's, Observatory / Folly : Westerton
The Tower is a circular structure, in a Gothick revival style of the 18th century. 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.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Hugh Mortimer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NZ2431, 7 images   (more nearby search)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 27 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 January, 2007
Category
Observatory   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 240 310 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.4370N 1:37.7521W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 240 310
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph (First for NZ2431) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
This page has been viewed about 430 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
thumbs up icon
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register