Watt’s This Place?

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Just to the side of this building, a hop, skip and jump across a foot bridge, is the location of Antonine’s Wall. One of two that stretch across the UK, used by the Romans to keep us Scottish people at arms length (around 140 AD).

That makes this one of those interesting spots where important aspects of history intersect. Why? This is the cottage of James Watt. He who we named the electricity unit after.

He lived/worked in this little structure when developing his steam engine, a fundamental aspect of the industrial revolution. You want places that changed the world, this 1700s building is as important as just about anywhere to the world we now live in.

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