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Rothbury England

Rothbury England

Cragside House Rothbury Northumberland England - this was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectric power!

Cragside House Rothbury Northumberland England - this was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectric power!

Cragside House Rothbury Northumberland England

Cragside House Rothbury Northumberland England

Cragside House Rothbury Northumberland England

Cragside House Rothbury Northumberland England

Harlaxton Manor, built in 1837, is a manor house located in Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, England. Its architecture, which combines elements of Jacobean and Elizabethan styles with symmetrical Baroque massing, renders the mansion unique among surviving Jacobethan manors.

Harlaxton Manor, built in 1837, is a manor house located in Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, England. Its architecture, which combines elements of Jacobean and Elizabethan styles with symmetrical Baroque massing, renders the mansion unique among surviving Jacobethan manors.

Cragside House in Northumberland is the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity!  (c)JohnMillar

Cragside House in Northumberland is the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity! (c)JohnMillar

Cragside - an explorer's dream - Rothbury, Northumberland

Cragside - an explorer's dream - Rothbury, Northumberland

Northumberland, UK.  Cragside, first house in the world to be powered by hydroelectricity. In 1868, a hydraulic engine was installed, with water being used to power labour-saving machines such as laundry equipment, a rotisserie and a hydraulic lift. In 1870, water from one of the estate's lakes was used to drive a Siemens dynamo in what was the world's first hydroelectric power station.

Northumberland, UK. Cragside, first house in the world to be powered by hydroelectricity. In 1868, a hydraulic engine was installed, with water being used to power labour-saving machines such as laundry equipment, a rotisserie and a hydraulic lift. In 1870, water from one of the estate's lakes was used to drive a Siemens dynamo in what was the world's first hydroelectric power station.

Chillingham Castle, England. Reputedly the scariest place in Europe.

Chillingham Castle, England. Reputedly the scariest place in Europe.

UNITED KINGDOM. COUNTY OF DURHAM, ENGLAND. Durham Castle and Cathedral.

UNITED KINGDOM. COUNTY OF DURHAM, ENGLAND. Durham Castle and Cathedral.

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