NZ0516 : Blue Plaque

taken 2 years ago, near to Barnard Castle, County Durham, Great Britain

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Blue Plaque
Blue Plaque
Plaque on the wall of NZ0516 : House of Geographical Interest
"Formerly the residence of Sir Roderick Murchison, twice president of the Royal Geographical Society. He died in 1871, aged 79. A great geologist and Explorer, a town in New Zealand, falls on the Nile, a mountain rainge and river in Australia and a sound in Greenland are all named after him"
Blue Plaques
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, serving as a historical marker.

The world's first blue plaques were erected in London, England in the nineteenth century to mark the homes and workplaces of famous people.
The original blue plaque scheme started in the 1860s, is now run by English Heritage in London. It is believed to be the oldest such scheme in the world.
There are currently about 850 plaques in London.
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NZ0516, 310 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Plaque 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0503 1664 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.6996N 1:55.4256W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0503 1664
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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