The exterior of the Royal Observatory with the time ball on the north eastern turret of the Octagon Room. The time ball was placed here in 1833 and drops at exactly 1300 hours to signal the correct time to ships on the nearby River Thames.

Date:
1945 - 1965
Location:
Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park, Greenwich, Greater London Authority, SE10
Reference:
AA001119
Type:
Photograph (Negative)
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Content

This is part of the Series: RAW01/02 Negatives and prints of English locations; within the Collection: RAW01 S W Rawlings Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Curator: Birks, David

Photographer: Rawlings, S W

Keywords

Hanoverian Timeball Tower, Stuart Observatory