- Wold Cottage (meteorite)
Name= Wold Cottage
Lat_Long= coord|54|8|12|N|0|24|48|E|display=inline,title [http://tin.er.usgs.gov/meteor/metbull.php?code=24325 Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Wold Cottage] ]
December 13 1795, 3 pm
TKW= 25 kg
Image2_caption= The Wold Newton meteorite monumentThe Wold Cottage meteorite (also called the Wold Newton meteorite) fell at 3 p.m. on
December 13 1795a few miles away from the hamlet of Wold Newton in Yorkshire, England. The meteorite fell two fields distance of a large house, the Wold Cottage, owned by one Edward Topham- a poet, playright, landowner and well respected local.
It's a L6
ordinary chondriteweighing around 25kg.
The inscription on the landmark reads:
Wold Cottage is a important meteorite because is the second largest fall ever recorded in the United Kingdom and, most of all, it was the first observed meteorite fall in Britain. It was used by scientists as proof that matter existed, and was made of the same materials as terrestrial matter.
The event was used by the
In 2003, the meteor inspired the founding of local
* [http://fernlea.tripod.com/woldcottage.html The Wold Cottage meteorite]
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20070809201913/http://www.meteoritearticles.com/historyarticle.html A history of meteorites, including the Wold Cottage chrondite]
* [http://helmyorkshire.com/woldfolder/meteorite.html A page about the stone on a local tourism site]
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