Keys to the Past

Cragside (Cartington)


Cragside country house was built in 1864 and transformed in the 1870s and 1880s into the building which stands today. It was redesigned by Norman Shaw for Lord Armstrong. Amongst other interests, Armstrong was an inventor, and Cragside was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectric power. This is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N2951
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Cartington

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