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This Category is for Waymarking all of those historical marker sites around the UK and marker sites across the world with British connections. Historical marker sites provide visitors with important, interesting information and provide us with a chance to stop to rest while travelling.

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Image for Cannonball from Battle of Trafalgar -- Nelson Gallery, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UKview gallery
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UK Historical MarkersCannonball from Battle of Trafalgar -- Nelson Gallery, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

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A French or Spanish cannonball that lodged in the HMS VICTORY is on display in the Nelson Gallery at the Gallery at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/27/2016

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UK Historical MarkersBar Shot -- Nelson Gallery, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

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Iron Bar Shot on display at the Nelson Gallery in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/27/2016

Image for The Family Tombstone of Edmond Halley -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UKview gallery
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UK Historical MarkersThe Family Tombstone of Edmond Halley -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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The historical marker explaining the installation here of the family tombstone of Edmond Halley, what was relocated to the Prime Meridian Garden overlooking the Prime Meridian (and his meridian line) at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in 1854

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 3/5/2017

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UK Historical MarkersBarbican Gate - Castle Gate, Lewes, UK

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Within the Barbican Gate is a plaque erected by Lewes Borough Council advising about the Barbican Gate. The gate lies to the east of the castle. Just north of the Barbican is the older inner gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: never

Image for Observatory Time & National Time -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UKview gallery
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UK Historical MarkersObservatory Time & National Time -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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Two interpretive plaques explain how the correct time was shared with the nation in the 18th through 20th centuries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/25/2016

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UK Historical MarkersSafety at Sea -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign inside Flamsteed House explains the historical importance of solving the longitude problem for the British empire

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/25/2016

Image for Why Time and Longitude? -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UKview gallery
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UK Historical MarkersWhy Time and Longitude? -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign inside Flamsteed House explains the interplay between time and longitude

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/26/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Shovell Disaster -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign inside Flamsteed House explains the historical importance of what became known as the Shovell disaster, which shocked a nation and galvanized work on solving the maritime longitude problem

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersTools of the Trade -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign inside Flamsteed House explains the process of 'dead reckoning' as a method of early navigation

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/26/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Greenwich Meridian Telescope -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign explains what is behind the glass at the Prime Meridian of the World, and what it does

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersJohn Flamsteed -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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John Flamsteed, appointed in 1676 by King Charles II was the first Astronomer Royal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/26/2016

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UK Historical MarkersWilliam Herschel's Telescope -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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William Herschel's Telescope (or what's left of it) is on display in the back garden at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/25/2016

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UK Historical MarkersFlamsteed's Well Telescope -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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First Royal Astronomer John Flamsteed built a telescope in a well. It didn't go well (sorry)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

Image for Original year-going movement by Thomas Tompion, 1676 & Three Tompion Clocks -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, UKview gallery
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UK Historical MarkersOriginal year-going movement by Thomas Tompion, 1676 & Three Tompion Clocks -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, UK

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An interpretive sign on an odd looking clock explains its unique movement and its technological innovation

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/25/2016

Image for 32-Inch Astronomical Quadrant -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, UKview gallery
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UK Historical Markers32-Inch Astronomical Quadrant -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, UK

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A 32-inch astronomical quadrant instrument, formerly attached to a telescope, on display at the Flamsteed House's Octagon Room at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Octagon Room -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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The famed Octagon Room at Flamsteed House, built for show to impress Royal Patrons and others, and give visitors a chance to use elegant telescopes in the 17th and 18th centuries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersIs my Sat Nav broken? -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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One of five historical markers around the Prime Meridian in the garden of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersTime for everyone -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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One of five historical markers around the Prime Meridian in the garden of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersWhat is a meridian? -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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One of five historical markers around the Prime Meridian in the garden of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersFlamsteed's Meridian Line -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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The meridian line determined by Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed in the 1690s allowed him to accurately chart the position of 3000 stars over 40 years

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersJames Bradley's Meridian -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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A second historic marker about James Bradley's meridian, still used as the basis the British Ordinance Survey markers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersBradley's Meridian Line -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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The Meridian Line determined by Astronomer Royal James Bradley in 1750

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersHalley's Meridian Line -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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The historic marker pertaining to the Meridian Line determined by Astronomer Royal Edmond Halley in 1725

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

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UK Historical MarkersAiry's Meridian Line -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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Royal Astronomer George Biddell Airy's Meridian Line, better known as The Prime Meridian of the World

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 11/4/2016

Image for Time Subscribers & Time Ball -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UKview gallery
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UK Historical MarkersTime Subscribers & Time Ball -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An example of a table-top time ball is on display in Flamsteed House on board the Royal Observatory at Greenwich in an exhibit about time subscribers and time signals

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/26/2016

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