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Did you know that Cragside at Rothbury was in 1878 the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity? The property belonged to the first Lord Armstrong , the great industrialist who revolutionized artillery design with his innovative breech loader. The hydro-electric plant powered by water from seven lakes in the grounds was not his only technological novelty at Cragside : it also had a passenger lift and fire alarms.

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