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.

Photo of Joseph Swan and Underhill blue plaque
HJGrey on Flickr
Photo of Joseph Swan and Underhill blue plaque
HJGrey on Flickr
Photo of Joseph Swan and Underhill blue plaque
HJGrey on Flickr

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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Photo of Joseph Swan blue plaque
Spudgun67 on Wikimedia Commons
Photo of Joseph Swan stone plaque
newcastleplaques on Flickr
Photo of Joseph Swan black plaque
newcastleplaques on Flickr