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Grove house in Harrogate was originally built in 1745-54 as The Worlds End Inn. The building is now a grade II listed and is owned by the RAOB. Samson Fox, the well known 19th century inventor and philanthropist, took over the property in 1882 until his death in 1903. He extended the house greatly during his time there. Fox added Turkish Baths, royal stables, a West and East wing, a basement laboratory, stained glass windows and many other lavish extras. Fox made his millions through the invention of the corrugated flue, and subsequent to this, the use of water gas for lighting. Grove house became the first house in the world to be lit using this method. As Harrogate became the place to be f

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