NZ2770 : Dial Cottage, West Moor

taken 7 years ago, near to Killingworth, North Tyneside, Great Britain

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Dial Cottage, West Moor
Dial Cottage, West Moor
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 NZ2770 : The sundial, Dial Cottage, West Moor 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 NZ2870 : Killingworth Waggonway. As many as 16 locomotives may have been built in the workshop.
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cottage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2746 7042 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.6535N 1:34.3187W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2745 7042
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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