3C147 is a compact (≲1″), steep spectrum radio source identified with a quasar at z = 0.545 (0″.001 = 7.4 pc; c/Ho = 6000 Mpc and qo = 0.5). The radio structure shown by VLBI observations at 18 cm (Readhead & Wilkinson, 1980; Simon et al., this volume), at 50 cm (Wilkinson et al., 1977), and at 90 cm (Simon et al., 1980 and 1983) shows a bright ‘core’ (60 pc at one end of a ‘jet’ ~0″.2 (1.5 kpc) in length oriented in p.a. ~ −130°. In this sense 3C147 is typical of the one-sided ‘core-jet’ structures commonly found in the centres of other extragalactic radio sources. However, MERLIN observations at 6 cm (Wilkinson, this vol.) and VLA observations at 2 cm (Crane & Kellermann, unpubl.; Readhead et al., 1980) show a larger elongated feature extending ~0″.5 (3.7 kpc) to the North East of the bright core in p.a. ~25° or on the opposite side to the 0″.2 jet.