Roderick Murchison blue plaque in Barnard Castle

Formerly the residence of Sir Roderick Murchison, twice President of The Royal Geographical Society. He died in 1871, aged 79, a great geologist and explorer. A town in New Zealand, falls on the Nile, a mountain range and river in Australia and a sound in Greenland are all named after him.

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet KCB DCL FRS FRSE FLS PRGS PBA MRIA (22 February 1792 – 22 October 1871) was a Scottish geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian system.

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