TR3752 : Time Ball Tower Museum, Deal

taken 4 years ago, near to Deal, Kent, Great Britain

Time Ball Tower Museum, Deal
Time Ball Tower Museum, Deal
The tall building was built as a naval semaphore station during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1855 it was converted to a Greenwich time reference for shipping. The ball was raised and then dropped at 1 p.m., synchronized with Greenwich electrically via the railway telegraph. This was discontinued in 1927. It is now a museum. A grade II listed building.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3779 5247 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.3120N 1:24.2402E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 37835 52450
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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