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Pudcat | 00:39 Sun 27th Aug 2006 | People & Places
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Does anyone know where the centre point of England is considered to be?

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Meriden is the centre of England
West Bromwich is the centre of the universe
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Try this. Put a map of England ~ or do you mean the UK? Are you including Scotland and Wales in the equation?
I digress - place a map into a word document place a cirlce round it so that the circle touches the farthest points of land mass. Then draw two lines across the cirlce north - south and east - west. Where do they meet? That's your answer.
Meridan is generally considered/claimed to be the centre of England - how true this is I don't know. And to be honest a centre point for something as misshapen as England is always going to be hit and miss
Another calculation I have seen (about 5-6 years ago I think) used weightings to allow for population density. This means that the 'centre' would move slightly from year to year, as people move around the country. Because of the general southward drift of the population this point itself has moved in the last 50 years (about 10 miles or so I think).

Unfortunately I can't remember exactly where the point actually is, but I think it's in south Derbyshire, near the borders of Leicestershire and Staffordshire.
According to this article, it's at Lindley Hall Farm in Leicestershire:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/227 1925.stm
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Thank you all very much for your comments and suggestions.
It seems that the site where Ashblonde suggested gives the fullest explanation and the various ways at looking at the original question.
In the main Meriden seems to have the most support for being the centre.

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