Photographer's Note

Hello everyone,a view of a house on a hill.....this is Cragside near Rothbury in Northumberland.

Now owned by the National Trust,Cragside was built over the period 1870-1885,and included many extensions, improvements and upgrading during this time.

It was the home of Lord Armstrong.He was an innovator who created his wealth from ordnance and heavy engineering industry.The engineering was concentrated on mechantile and hydraulics.

The house was built on a rocky crag high above the Debdon Burn.It was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.
Surrounding the house on all sides is one of the largest 'hand made' rock gardens in Europe.

This view is taken from the Burn looking up the hill towards the house.The bridge crossed the river [now no longer safe for anyone to use,] and joined the two sides of the valley, so that the landscaped gardens on the opposite side from the house could be reached.

The day that we visited it was a very unsettled day with frequent heavy showers, hence the rather grey sky.

Thanks for looking, your comments are always welcomed.

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  • Copyright: jean dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 794 W: 0 N: 788] (2799)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-07-18
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Camera: SONY DSC-N1
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-08-27 9:07
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