Observatories: Somerset

William Herschel’s Observatory (1776-82), established by William Herschel at NewKing Street Bath with portable instruments (see Howse 1986).

Lawson’s Observatory (1841-55), established by Henry Lawson (1774-1855),  at 7 Lansdown Crescent, Bath – See Howse 1986; County of London; Lawson 1844.

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John Pond’s Observatory (c.1806-11), established by John Pond (1767-1836) at Westbury-sub-Mendip, equipped with an altazimuth instrument, ‘the Westbury Circle’ by Edward Troughton. Dismantled in 1811 when was appointed Astronomer Royal succeeding Nevil Maskelyne at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (Howse 1986).

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