Tyne and Wear HER(8270): Low Fell, Kells Lane, No. 99, Underhill

  • Description

    "Substantial house of the 1860's. Two storeys and attic. Three parallel ridges (slated roofs and fancy ridge tiles) with gable ends to road, stepped back from North to South. Snecked sandstone rubble with white brick quoins and dressings. Sash windows, varying sizes, central canted bay and another on right return. Conservatory at South-east corner. Entrance lobby on North return has engraved glass with monogram of Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, FRS. Sir Joseph lived at Underhill from 1869 until 1883, in the conservatory his most important experiments were conducted those to do with dry plate photography and engraving and in particular the making of filaments for the first practical incandescent electric lamp....."
  • Owner

    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Link: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/8270
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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