Railway and civil engineer. Born near Newcastle upon Tyne. Son of George Stephenson who built "the Rocket" locomotive in 1827. Robert was Chief Engineer of the London to Birmingham Railway which opened in 1838, terminating at Euston. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition. Died at home at 34 Gloucester Square.
Person | Male Born 16/10/1803 Died 12/10/1859
This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Great Exhibition and Prince Albert
Designed by Joseph Durham with modifications by Sydney Smirke. Inaugurated by...
Robert Stephenson statue
The scroll in his right hand probably represents engineering designs.
Skempton Building plaques
2018: Eamonn Doyle has written to correct our "east to west", saying that the...
Stephenson at IC
Horologist. Born in Sunderland. During his lifetime, he was considered to be the best watchmaker in the world, and was one of the few who built complete watches by hand (including the case and dial...
American car designer, racing driver and entrepreneur. Born Texas. Suffered with a heart condition all his life. Worked with AC Cars Limited to produce the AC Cobra, which he imported into the Sta...
Sir Hugh Myddelton
Goldsmith and entrepreneur. Born Denbigh, Wales sometime 1555-60, younger brother of Sir Thomas Myddelton (c1550-1631) who became Lord Mayor of London. 1576 came to London to be an apprentice golds...
Colonel George Thomas Landmann
Army officer and engineer. Born Woolwich, the son of a professor at the Royal Military Academy. He studied at the Academy, joined the Royal Engineers and served abroad constructing fortifications, ...
Civil Engineer from Newcastle. Freemason. His brother, Waynman, was an engineer and an Egyptologist so was used on the project to bring Cleopatra's Needle to London. There is a legend that Waynman ...