A house previously on this spot was the birthplace of Francis Baily FRSA FRS (1774-1844).
Four times elected President of the Royal Astronomical Society. Discoverer of "Baily's Beads", a phenomenon of solar eclipses. Compiler of several star catalogues for the RAS.
He is buried and his memorial is in St Mary's Church, Thatcham
Northbrook Street, Newbury, United Kingdom