Greenwich Meridian Line

In 1884 zero degrees longitude was established by international agreement as the Greenwich Meridian and the world's prime meridian for measuring longitude and for establishing a standard time reckoning throughout the world.

The Greenwich Meridian line runs through Cleethorpes as it travels round the globe from north to south, and a metal plate has been set into the coastal path to mark the exact location.

Presented to Cleethorpes by Sheffield Foundry, it was set down during the 1930s and also marks the distance between the Meridian and various places around the world. These include the North Pole - 2517 miles, New York - 3481 miles, London - 143 miles and Sydney  - 10483 miles.

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