TQ3938 : Stone marking the Greenwich Meridian, East Grinstead

taken 14 years ago, near to East Grinstead, West Sussex, Great Britain

Stone marking the Greenwich Meridian, East Grinstead
Stone marking the Greenwich Meridian, East Grinstead
This ironstone block outside the East Grinstead council offices at East Court was supposedly positioned in 2000 on the Greenwich Meridian, zero longitude. However, online maps show it sixty or so metres to the east. Before widespread use of GPS and satellite technology the precise location of the zero longitude was difficult to determine precisely and this may count for the apparent anomaly. The 'Prime Meridian' is etched on the stone and visitors are encouraged to touch to show the effect of wear by human agency over time.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 November, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Park and Public Gardens  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Stone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3993 3860 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.7755N 0:0.0964W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3992 3861
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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