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Meriden - the centre of England

The traditional centre-point of England is marked by this stone cross at Meriden, a village set midway between Birmingham and Coventry - all part of Warwickshire despite the meddling of bureaucrats

Cardinal points in Great Britain:

Meriden - Centre of England

Charing Cross - London - where mileage from London is meausre from and to.

Greenwich - Old Observatory - home of the meridian line - the centre of time.

The Ness at Lowestoff - most easterly point of Great Britain.

Berwick on Tweed - the most Northerly point of England

Allendale, Northumberland- the centre of Great Britain.

In 1842 it was recorded that Allendale was the centre of Great Britain. The latitude and longitude readings on the sundial on the church tower are said to substantiate this claim.

Point of Ardnamurchan - the most westerly point of Great Britain.

Situated on the most westerly point of the British mainland, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse was built in 1846 and was designed by Alan Stevenson (uncle of the world famous author Robert Louis Stevenson) of the famous family of lighthouse builders. Eighteen acres of land and associated buildings are owned by The Highland Council, except the lighthouse tower, which is still in operation and owned by the Northern Lighthouse Board.
The visitor centre is managed by Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Trust. Dunnet Head was an RAF radar station during the 2nd world war and the antenna systems and old buildings are still in evidence on Burifa Hill. 

Dunnet Head - the most northerly point of Scotland and Great Britain. John o' Groats is normally portrayed as being the northern-most point of mainland Britain, but in fact it is the fourth in line for the title, after Cape Wrath, St. John's Point (near Scarfskerry) and Dunnet Head.

Duncansby Head - the north east corner of Great Britain. (near John O'Groats).

Land's End - most Westerly point of England.

Lizard Point - most southerly point of England and Great Britain.

The Lizard Peninsula is bounded, as its name suggests, on three sides by the sea. On the northern, landward, side it is almost separated from the rest of Cornwall by the Helford River cutting deeply into the landscape as far as Gweek. Indeed examining a map will show you that there is a strip of land only 3 miles in width at its narrowest point. Running from Gweek in the east to Loe Bar and the Penrose Estate in the west, almost half of that land is out of bounds as it belongs to the Culdrose Royal Naval Air Station (HMS Seahawk).

Marconi Experiments at Lizard: On 22 January 1901, the Lizard Station commenced experiments as part of the build up to Marconi's ambition to bridge the Atlantic by wireless.A local builder was instructed to build the Lizard station and its three-piece mast was transferred from another Marconi station. The first signals were received from Niton on the Isle of Wight by Marconi at the Lizard station on 23 January 1901.

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