LocationEngland
Cambridgeshire
Meldreth
N side of: Fenny Lane
Distance (N) from Greenwich
OS map detailsOS Explorer: 209
OS grid refTL 37094.46352
(537094,246352)
WGS84 lat/long52.098528, 0.000006
TypeSundial
Marking date4 Dec 1999
AccessUnrestricted
Greenwich Meridian Marker; England; Cambridgeshire; Meldreth
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Additional picture credits
Tim Gane (4 Dec 1999).

One of two marks in the UK known to have been deliberately placed on the WGS84 Meridian (a former naval man was involved). The decision to mark the Meridian with a sundial was probably influenced by the neighbouring Meridian sundial in Comberton (to the north). Made from Sherwood Green Granite Stone, it was supplied by Ivett & Reed of 615 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, and paid for by Meldreth Parish Council. The total cost was £1,700.99. It was unveiled on 4 December 1999 by Sir Martin Rees (now Lord Rees), who later unveiled the mark in the neighbouring village of Orwell. The sundial features on the geocoin issued in November 2009 by the Geocoin club.


Ivett & Reed
Geocoin club (gallery)