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Observatory House, about 1900
 
   
Observatory House, about 1900
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Subject Date: About 1900
Owner: Slough Library
Contributor: Slough Library
 
Full Description: Observatory House as seen from the garden, about 1900. The famous astronomer Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), who discovered Uranus, lived here with his family. He built a large telescope in his garden, which was visited by scientists and notables. The telescope was also shown as a landmark on Ordnance Survey Maps for many years. The house was demolished in 1963.
 
Place: Slough; Upton; Windsor Road
Dimensions: 11.5 x 14.5 cm
Subject: Upton; William Herschel; Observatory House; Famous Residents; Windsor Road
Content Type: Photo Sepia
Location: Slough Library
Local Ref: I673 SLOUGH 03
Unique ID: sl-sl-673_observatoryhouse-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Slough Library
 
 
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