Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914) lived here 1869-1883. A physicist and chemist, his experiments here led to him inventing the first electric light bulb. Underhill was the first house in the world to be wired for domestic electric lighting.

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Underhill Residential Home, Kell's Lane, Low Fell, Gateshead
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by Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council on 31 October 2005

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