TQ3877 : The Shepherd Gate Clock, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

taken 8 years ago, near to Blackheath, Lewisham, Great Britain

The Shepherd Gate Clock, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The Shepherd Gate Clock, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The Shepherd Clock outside the observatory gate, an early example of an electric clock, was a slave mechanism controlled by electric pulses transmitted by a master clock inside the main building. The network of master and slave clocks was constructed and installed by Charles Shepherd in 1852. The clock by the gate was probably the first to display Greenwich Mean Time to the public, and is unusual in using the 24-hour analogue dial. It is Grade I-listed (English Heritage ID:200390 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings)

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The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (formerly the Royal Greenwich Observatory is best known as the location of the prime meridian. It is situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames.
The observatory was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II. The building was completed in the summer of 1676. The scientific work of the observatory was relocated elsewhere in stages in the first half of the 20th century, and the Greenwich site is now maintained as a tourist attraction.

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Wednesday, 15 May, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 28 August, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3889 7734 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.6785N 0:0.0836W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3889 7734
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