Wiltshire

 

Email: Survey Officer

Astronomers

Observatories

Froxfield Observatory, 1788-99
Rev. Lewis Evans, with an excellent 2-inch Troughton transit (later the “Lee circle”. In 1799 he moved to Woolwich (See: Howse 1986).

Marlborough College Blackett Observatory.
http://www.blackettobservatory.org/about.html

Astronomy Groups

Astronomical Sites

East Knoyle – birthplace of Wren.

Lacock Abbey – Birthplace of photography

Stonehenge – A prehistoric stone monument at least 5000 years old. It is still very debatable as to what its original purpose was, claims from a temple to an observatory have been made.

Other Astronomical Associations

Useful addresses

County Record Office

Libraries and Heritage Headquarters, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8BS, England (Tel 01225 713709; Fax 01225 713515; Email wsro@wiltshire.gov.uk; URL http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/heritage/html/records___archives.html)

1 Response to Wiltshire

  1. Geraint Day says:

    I am a member of the Society for the History of Astronomy and noticed the entry for Alan Lenham. He would have lived just a few minutes walk from where I now live.

    I read Richard McKim’s obituary of him in the “Journal of the British Astronomical Association” some years ago; referred to here: http://www.britastro.org/journal_old/archive/ju97ltrs.htm

    I never met him, unfortunately, but have family members who have many reminiscences about his love of and involvement in cricket.

    Geraint Day FRAS

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