Datchet, near Windsor, Berkshire

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles


William Herschel and his sister Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) lived at Datchet in 1782-1785, a house provided by the King when William was appointed Royal Astronomer. Caroline was appointed Assistant Astronomer at a salary of 50 per year, making her the first professional female astronomer. William completed a 20 ft reflector in 1783. In Jun 1785, they moved to Clay Hall, near Old Windsor. In Apr 1786, they moved to Slough.
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The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles was created by David Singmaster.
The original site is at THIS LINK.