Building    From 1815 

Islington Tunnel

Categories: Engineering

960 yards (878 metres) long, designed by James Morgan, built over the three years 1815 to 1818. Caroline's Miscellany has a good post.

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Islington Tunnel

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Islington Tunnel - east - lost

Two points about the wording on this plaque. 'Navies' were the men who built...

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Islington Tunnel - east - new

We note that the plaque, twice refers to 'Angel', not 'the Angel', and realis...

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Islington Tunnel - west

Legging the longest tunnel  At 960 yards (878 metres) long, the Islington Tun...

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Other Subjects

Sir John Wolfe-Barry

Sir John Wolfe-Barry

Civil Engineer. Born London, son of the architect Sir Charles Barry. His firm specialised in railways, bridges and docks. Built the Circle Line and, following the death of Horace Jones, Tower Bridg...

Person, Engineering

4 memorials
Richard Green

Richard Green

Ship-owner and philanthropist. Probably born in the family house in Blackwall Yard, Poplar, the son of shipbuilder George Green. After completing his studies, he entered the business which speciali...

Person, Engineering, Philanthropy, Transport

1 memorial
Sir Joseph Whitworth

Sir Joseph Whitworth

Born Stockport. Engineer working in the field of precision instruments and guns. Philanthropic, giving money for education during his life and encouraging his beneficiaries to do so after his death...

Person, Engineering, Monaco

1 memorial
Eaton Hodgkinson

Eaton Hodgkinson

Professor of engineering. FRS.  Born Cheshire.  Studied the strength of columns of various materials and pioneered the application of mathematics to structural design.  Late in life his mental abil...

Person, Education, Engineering

1 memorial
William Jessop

William Jessop

Civil engineer.  Born Devon.  Worked for Smeaton, first as an apprentice and then as assistant until 1772.  Promoted cast iron as a constructional material.  Built the Grand Canal in Ireland.  Buil...

Person, Engineering, Ireland

1 memorial