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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 413530
Location: SIR BERNARD LOVELL TELESCOPE, JODRELL BANK LABORATORY, A 535 (north side)
  GOOSTREY, CONGLETON, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 08 August 2003
Date listed: 13 July 1988
Date of last amendment: 13 July 1988
Grade I

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GOOSTREYSJ 87 SWA 535(North side)Sir Bernard LovellTelescope, Jodrell

GOOSTREY SJ 87 SW A 535(North side) Sir Bernard Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank Laboratory 6/130 I Radio Telescope. Built 1952-57. Designed by engineers Husband and Company of Sheffield to the requirements of Sir Bernard Lovell. Bowl of welded sheet steel, carried on a space frame of structural steel. Paraboloid bowl or 250 feet in diameter, with supporting lattice triangles to left and right or 180 feet high, braced to form a yoke under the bowl. and mounted on a track of 2 concentric rails of an overall diameter of 353 feet. The Sir Bernard Lovell Telescope (formerly known as Mark I) was the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world of its time. H. Pevsner. Cheshire p 249 W. J. Sivewright, Civil Engineering Heritage, pp 192-4

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