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Flamsteed House (Greenwich)

Flamsteed House is a historic house in Greenwich.

It is situated in Greenwich Park.

The house was built by Christopher Wren at the instigation of Charles II, for the astronomer John Flamsteed, on the site of the old fort on the hill behind Greenwich Palace. Flamsteed took up residence in 1676.

It includes a later Observatory complex, and there is a red time ball, which still operates.

The downstairs rooms were used as offices by the Astronomer Royal until 1948.

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