Dial Cottage, West Moor

  • Description

    "For 18 years between 1804 and 1822 the cottage was the home of George Stephenson and his son Robert. Above the front door is a sundial [[4810952]] which they made in 1816, and from which the cottage takes its name. George began building steam locomotives in a colliery workshop behind the cottage. In 1814 he tested his first engine 'Blucher' along the nearby Killingworth Waggonway [[4810882]]. As many as 16 locomotives may have been built in the workshop." Photo by Anthony Foster, 2015.
  • Owner

    Anthony Foster
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4810947
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 7 months ago
    Viewed: 537 times
    Picture Taken: 2015-12-07
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