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John Smeaton

Person   Born 8/6/1724 Died 28/10/1792

Categories: Engineering

Civil engineer.  Born and died at Austhorpe Lodge, Whitkirk, near Leeds. In 1748 he moved to London initially at Great Turnstile and set up in business first as a scientist and maker of instruments but he soon got involved in engineering projects.

Considered by some the "father of civil engineering". Designed bridges, canals, harbours and lighthouses. His most famous work being the third Eddystone Lighthouse, which became the model for all other lighthouses, and appeared on the tail of the old penny, behind Britannia.

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John Smeaton

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45218

Ship Tavern

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52650

Skempton Building plaques

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