Monday, October 3, 2011

Old observatories

Lots of visitors to Stinchfield ask me questions about the old observatories and the other facilities. Though I don't know much about them, I can tell you that neither of the observatories near the caretaker's home are operational. I found a website that discusses the history of the observatories but have not verified if this information is true.
The website says that the smaller, older observatory was built in 1950 along with the caretaker's home. The larger, newer observatory was built in 1969.


  1. How do i go about getting permission to do a photo shoot here?

    1. The public is welcome and encouraged to walk onto the property any time between sunrise and sunset. There is no access into the buildings, including the observatories, however.