Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley

Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley (HM27RI)

Location: London, England SE10 8XJ Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 28.684', W 0° 0.106'

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The Family Tombstone of Edmond Halley (1656-1742) 2nd Astronomer Royal, 1720-42

The tombstone was moved to the Observatory from the churchyard of St Margaret's in Lee when Halley's tomb was restored by the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty in 1854. The tomb itself is still located at St Margaret's with a replica tombstone in place.
The Latin inscription reads:
Beneath this gravestone, Edmond Halley, unquestionably the most eminent of the astronomers of his age, rests peacefully with his dearest wife. So that the reader may know what kind and how great a man [Halley] was, read his various writings in which he dignified, embellished and strengthened almost all the arts and sciences.
And, therefore, as he was a man so greatly cherished by his fellow-citizens during his lifetime, so let a grateful posterity venerate his memory. Born in the year of our Lord 1656. Died 1741/2. This stone was consecrated to excellent parents by two devoted daughters in the year 1742.
HM NumberHM27RI
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 708194 N 5707253
Decimal Degrees51.47806667, -0.00176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 28.684', W 0° 0.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 28' 41.04" N, 0° 0' 6.36" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , London England SE10 8XJ, GB
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