Barnard Castle, Co. Durham

The Bowes Museum contains the automaton silver 'swan as large as life' by James Cox, c.1770. It is still working -- I saw it on a TV show in summer 1994 -- and is certainly one of the finest automata ever made.

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To see an Ordnance Survey map click at THIS LINK


Gazetteer Index Main MacTutor index

An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster

The original site is at THIS LINK